A top-tier team of lawyers
We have been regular counsels of S&P and CAC 40 firms for the last 30 years
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URSSAF Taxation
Criminal Labour Law
Social Law
We are renowed attorneys in French social security law and OSH Law

Our intervention in complex subjects in occupational health law is legitimate: hearings at the National Assembly, numerous publications, ranking in the top ranks of our profession. Pradel Avocats has advised employers during the last 4 major health crises of the past 30 years. This experience has little equivalent.

In URSSAF matters, we deliver very high level interventions. Armed with a great mastery of the texts, we always make sure that the public service abides by our presentation of the rules. In 2021, Pradel Avocats is drafting the second edition of the guide “Managing Urssaf control”, published by Lexisnexis.


Sick leave abuse

French law makes it easier for an employee to fake illness at work. We find legal solutions when the situation takes an excessive extent, by engaging directly with social security services to discuss the issue.


Accidents at work and occupational diseases

30 years ago, Michel Pradel initiated original procedures to protect the interets of companies facing OSH matters. His methods made an significant impact on the French OSH administration. Today, Pradel Avocats finds itself at the spearhead of creativity and has some of the best results.


Assistance during the tax audit

Our mastery of the reglementation allows us to deploy innovative defenses. Our opponents know they will be surprised.


URSSAF litigation

With established expertise, and a number of successful litigation in this area, we defend employers in all aspects of legal challenges to social tax reassessments.


Criminal and administrative sanctions

We are known as reliable and credible interlocutors for work inspections and district attorneys. Our great number of case examined endows us with great legitimacy for us to speak in the name of companies.


Special criminal law

Thanks to our acute knowledge of OSH norms, we can tailor bespoke defenses. This allows us to make the most intricate norms clear for the court.


Negociations with staff rep.

Pradel Avocats advises companies during negociations with staff representatives (Health and safety committees, delegates, workers’ committee), especially with matters regarding OSH and worplace hazards prevention.


Permanent hotline.

We can ensure a daily hotline to give specific answers to your interrogations related to HR management: employee’s absence and return to work, disciplinary authority, termination of employment contracts.

A client who calls the firm knows they can expect a reliable answer, drawn from experience.

A family legacy

Here we stand.


Cabinet Pradel has been a renowned family structure since 1993.

The strength of this permanence: we are able to follow major disputes over several decades. This robustness is unparalleled. It goes hand in hand with a know-how, linked to a very particular field of French law, maintained through the generations. We welcome the challenges with energy. Joy at work is what defines us.

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