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Self-employment lawyer

Passengers car with driver, Deliveroo (food delivery services) or Airbnb hosts… Over the past few years, self-employed workers have experienced a real expansion in the French economic landscape. It’s a new status that’s revolutionizing workplace relations. It’s also a new area of law that’s being created as the practice continues. Always at the cutting edge of legal techniques, Goldwin lawyers shares its expertise in self-employment law.


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Your self-employment lawyer

In just a few years, self-employment has experienced unprecedented growth with the transition to the digital era. The UBER phenomenon called uberisation, has revolutionised the way we consume. New operators have emerged in the services domain. With them, a lot of questions have emerged too, about the status of the company owner and specific conflicts. You want to become a self-employed worker using a relations platform with your clients? As a self-employed, you need help to resolve a conflict with a platform? The notion of “working for” is at the heart of the self-employment law issue using these platforms. Are those workers really self-employed? How can your lawyer help you to protect your interests? So many self-employment law questions for which the Goldwin lawyers can answer expertly.

The matter of workers independence

New labor relations

Passenger car with driver, Deliveroo (food delivery drivers) or Airbnb hosts… If they develop themselves at the speed of light, those new works have rapidly been questioned about the labor relation between self-employed and digital platforms they are working with. The legal framework of those freelancers is being built up as case law.   The question of the independence of the delivery driver or the driver has risen, since the moment he offers his services only by a platform which offers the aforesaid services. Working conditions suggest there is a subordinate relationship between the freelancer and the platform. A hypothesis reinforced by the fact self-employed can’t work without the platform, because it connects it with clients. Yet, this is this famous subordinate relationship which enables to characterise the existence of a work contract between an employee and an employer establishing an authority. But, the self-employed registration in the national commercial register presumes he is not an employee. So what is the reel situation?

A self-employment law built by practice

The self-employed works on his own. He is supposed to be totally autonomous is his organisation, the choice of the clients and the prices of the services. Yet, we have noticed platforms were using excessive practice with their providers: control, objective achieving, possible sanctions… In 2018, the social Chamber of the French Supreme Court for characterises for the first time the existence of a subordinate relationship between the self-employed delivery driver and the digital platform. That’s a disguised wage earner. If you are self-employed and in the same situation, call on the Goldwin lawyers firm. Your expert in self-employment law supports you in your litigation management with platforms and helps you to recognise  your status as an employee. Goldwin lawyers expertise is renowned and broadcasted in the management of those stakes. We defend your interests before civil and criminal jurisdictions, as well as the Commercial Court and the Labor Court.

The mission of your self-employed law lawyer in Paris

The choice of a legal status adapted to your lawyer

Are you setting yourself up as self-employed? Contact your expert in self-employment law to choose the appropriate legal status. His law cross-disciplinary vision enables to take your personal situation and your financial stakes into account to optimise your activity and your results. His analysis, comparative, of all types of legal status, enables us to understand the advantages and drawbacks regarding your situation. The self-employed can choose from a wide range of business model concerning his activity. The self-employed status appeals to many freelancers for its flexibility both in terms of setting up the business and the ease of administrative management. But, the self-employed can also opt for a sole proprietorship (recommended for people who work alone) or for a company creation (EURL: limited company owned by just one person, SARL: French limited company, SASU: Simplified Stock Company). What’s come out of the status are the legal, countable and tax obligations (industrial benefits, non-commercial benefits and VAT). Your lawyer can offer you an overall management service of your status and activity.

The self-employed interests protection

The self-employed adopts a wide range of tasks in his activity framework, from customer development and accounting to website administration or the legal framework. If there is one area where expert support is essential, it’s the legal domain: contracts law, self-employment law, corporate law, tax law, legal action. Legally, Goldwin lawyers supports you in your professional activity management:

  • Writing your service contracts with your customers, to ensure they comply with current regulations;
  • Establishment of contractual clauses essential to the legal security of the self-employed interests
  • Managing relations with your customer contact platform
  • Taking action in the event of improper breach of contract by your customers.

Taking legal action with your self-employed lawyer

Defending your interests also means representing you in court. Your lawyer can help you to resolve disputes between you and a platform or your customers. His role is to put an end to the litigious situation and to obtain compensation to repair any prejudice. Goldwin lawyers also assists French cabs in defending their interests against new web players. For example, the firm succeeded in convicting the Uber platform of unfair competition for its Uberpop service. It obtained compensation of €850,000 for self-employed cabs. To defend your interests as a self-employed worker, contact your expert lawyer in self-employment law!


Our victories in Self-employment law

Our dedicated team of lawyers work tirelessly to defend your interests, providing you with tailored legal solutions and high-quality representation


Contact your firm to benefit a self-employment law lawyer services. A new area which disrupt workplace relations and expand as practices progresses.

Why choosing a self-employment lawyer?


  • Freelance;
  • Sole trader company;
  • Limited company (alone or with someone) or Simplified Stock Company

It takes your own situation and your financial stakes into account. Its objective: optimise your activity and your results.


  • Contracts writing;
  • Legal safety (contractual clauses);
  • Customer relationship management;
  • Protection against excessive breaches.

Multi-dimensional activity covering several legal areas: contracts law, self-employment law, corporate law, tax law.

  • legal proceedings
  • conflicts resolution
  • Damage compensation

They trusted us

Brilliant team. It’s a pleasure to work with a skilled, efficient and reliable law firm. Cases are taken VERY seriously. Jonathan and his associates are extremely efficient. I highly recommend them.

Alexandre Chombeau

Maitre Jonathan Bellaiche, the firm founder, is more than a lawyer, he’s a strategist, a chess player with a long-term vision who anticipates everything.

Thanks to him and his team.

Yanis Abbas

Responsiveness, a sense of service, determination and mastery of the subject… proven on several cases.

François T.

A golden law firm! Maître Zahedi, Maître Bellaiche and all the firm’s associates make up a great team of efficiency, integrity, professionalism and responsiveness. It’s great to be able to count on professionals who are committed and exemplary, adapting to often tight deadlines. With this law firm you can sleep soundly and peacefully, I fully recommend it and would like to thank Maître Zahedi once again for his efficiency and exemplary handling of our case.

Cécile LEDUC

Very warm welcome. A very straightforward professional. Very attentive and selfless. Very efficient. Many thanks.

Philippe J.

Magnificent firm 100% success on my procedures

Alex A.

The Goldwin firm,
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