Introduction (2): Current Situation Overview

The self-employed status of lawyers in Belgium-based law firms is under scrutiny.

Government review and recent jurisprudence 

The Belgian government has been conducting a review of the status of all (Belgian and non-Belgian) self-employed workers in Belgium.  This review is considering whether, for social security/insurance purposes, self-employed workers should actually be treated instead as employees.

In one case involving an international law firm the issue of whether a lawyer was an employee or self-employed was considered by the Belgian courts.

Future information

Brussels Legal will report any significant developments that take place.

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Last updated: 19 August 2006

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