The thai, thailand, police and onto legal system, lawyers, courts, is aptly discribed as sand; it is ever changing
and evasive. A complaint to the police requires police authority approval, if denied for investigation or pursuit, this negates
an alternate advance to a lawyer and the thai court system.
Even if a thai lawyer is first used, they may not advise proceeding into the thai court system, which is lengthy
and historically biased against
foreigner 'lawsuits', but may instead pursue 'quiet' private solutions.
In either case, use of police or use of a thai lawyer and their labyrinth of avoiding confrontation, most
plaintiffs just avoid or vacate their cause.