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Am considering starting legal consultancy (problem solving/negotation) business in Cambodia and wanting feedback on whether people would use this type of service.

I plan to offer problem solving for westerners who find themselves in a position that calls for powerful police assistance and intervention (for a fee of course). Also plan to offer this service to hotel and business owners, Khmer also, and also people falling onto the wrong side of the law.

Am wondering if the average expat/ traveller in trouble would use this type of service. Any feedback much appreciated.

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Am considering starting legal consultancy (problem solving/negotation) business in Cambodia and wanting feedback on whether people would use this type of service.

I plan to offer problem solving for westerners who find themselves in a position that calls for powerful police assistance and intervention (for a fee of course). Also plan to offer this service to hotel and business owners, Khmer also, and also people falling onto the wrong side of the law.

Am wondering if the average expat/ traveller in trouble would use this type of service. Any feedback much appreciated.

i think the idea is excellent and i would use these kind of services if residing in Cambodia. but it looks like that those who favour Cambodia to Thailand won't have the financial means to afford your servive.

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Am considering starting legal consultancy (problem solving/negotation) business in Cambodia and wanting feedback on whether people would use this type of service.

I plan to offer problem solving for westerners who find themselves in a position that calls for powerful police assistance and intervention (for a fee of course). Also plan to offer this service to hotel and business owners, Khmer also, and also people falling onto the wrong side of the law.

Am wondering if the average expat/ traveller in trouble would use this type of service. Any feedback much appreciated.

i think the idea is excellent and i would use these kind of services if residing in Cambodia. but it looks like that those who favour Cambodia to Thailand won't have the financial means to afford your servive.

Thanks. I think your point may have merit but its also amazing what you can come up with when facing prison or maybe business closed down. Also plan to offer fast track services for marriage certificates etc.

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The idea itself is good, but if you check yellow pages, there's dime a dozen lawyers/solicitors/helpers etc. who are good in doing similar things . You may have luck to find your edge thou. Have anyone ever wondered, why is it Thailand has THAIVISA.COM :o:D THE BIGGEST expat forum !?! It's because in most other countries, even if you ARE A Foreigner, You DON"T need a ForuM to figure out simple things in life, like how to do everyday things in life, list is endless they are the subforums :D .. Only in Thailand ..

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Am considering starting legal consultancy (problem solving/negotation) business in Cambodia and wanting feedback on whether people would use this type of service.

I plan to offer problem solving for westerners who find themselves in a position that calls for powerful police assistance and intervention (for a fee of course). Also plan to offer this service to hotel and business owners, Khmer also, and also people falling onto the wrong side of the law.

Am wondering if the average expat/ traveller in trouble would use this type of service. Any feedback much appreciated.

Hi Stevenjm,

I think how much people would use this service also depends on how effective it is.

do you speak Khmer? Do you have good connections in Cambodia?

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Assuming that you're 'on-the-inside looking out' and well connected AND have a massive customer base you may be successful. However, it may suffer from 'copy-cat' business' who can do exactly what you can do, only cheaper and for the same quality.

Good luck :o

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very risky business

works great until you piss off/dont pay enough to the wrong cop.......

I seem to remember a story from pattaya a few months ago with the local falang-payoff guy getting busted big by the very cops he was feeding

better to be invisible

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One of the most successful white businessmen I ever came across in Cambodia was that guy who started the 'bouncer'/security service for bars etc. He was raking it in last time I was there. But Steve, I reckon people would use your service too

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One of the most successful white businessmen I ever came across in Cambodia was that guy who started the 'bouncer'/security service for bars etc. He was raking it in last time I was there. But Steve, I reckon people would use your service too

Thats a good point Seonai and your correct - The guy does very well. Was actually thinking before about possibly offering an armed escort service or similar for people wanting to transport cash.

No worries about trouble for me - the people I would be using are high level police and immigration and are the ones encouraging me to do this.

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Well you know as much as it might be a it 'under the table' blah blah blah I think because of the nature of the way Cambodia works a service such as yours would be sought afetr - that's just going on peeps i met there who are starting small stuff like bars and they 'know' that if anything goes wrong they will lose the lot. But they are willing to take risks. Hence the reason for thinking your business would take off. I wouldn't listen to folks who tell you to worry about copycats - that's going to happen everywhere so just make yours the best

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Out of curiosity Steve did you ever meet 'Johnny White Robes' might have been before your time, he lived at house 47, street 249. he's not with us any more unfortunately and the house is a sort of Tex Mex bar

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No, I can't recal him, couple of characters I know are jonny west the magician (who seems to have disapeared recently) and snowy the ozie that had a part in Mat dillons city of gosts. Know plenty of other strange characters as well but the above two are sort of well known.

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I think a business startup and legal consultancy like Sunbelt has would be a real winner in Cambodia as I'm certain it's set for a major growth spurt, attracting more and more expats and investors.

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One more question - I am getting a little feedback, mainly from westerners, that this type of business could be morally wrong. My argument is that they do not know how Cambodia works and if this business was not in place then a lot of people would uneccessarily lose everything they own by not knowing where to turn or how to handle the situation. Its offering an option whereby people do not go broke, be scammed out of everything or possibly rot in prison on trumped up charges.

Any views on the morality issue?

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Am considering starting legal consultancy (problem solving/negotation) business in Cambodia and wanting feedback on whether people would use this type of service.

I plan to offer problem solving for westerners who find themselves in a position that calls for powerful police assistance and intervention (for a fee of course). Also plan to offer this service to hotel and business owners, Khmer also, and also people falling onto the wrong side of the law.

Am wondering if the average expat/ traveller in trouble would use this type of service. Any feedback much appreciated.

Just came across this thread.

Im in Cambodia at present to visit a friend who looks like he might loose a lot of money because he hasnt crossed all the T and dotted the i on a real estate contract. Idiot put it in his Khmer G/F name.

My Question is have you started this business yet and would it be possiable for you to help my friend?

Can a foreigner buy Real estate in his or her own name in Cambodia.

Please PM me or leave your answer here as others may be interested.

Thank you & Best wishes Jessie

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