Judicious Balance

Payal Chawla While the lockdown has been extended, it is unlikely to continue indefinitely. A phase-wise opening of the economy is anticipated. But the crisis is neither over nor is the virus disappearing. Not until a vaccine is developed and accessible to all. The lockdown by the government was timely to ensure the virus’s containment. […]
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JusContractus: Pioneering law-from-home in times of Covid Interview with Payal Chawla, Founder JusContractus

By Women’s Era Magazine How is JusContractus coping with the changes to the work regime due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Obviously, this is a difficult time emotionally. But on the work front, we are actually doing quite well. The shift to remote working is a challenging transition for some, but for JusContractus, the work-from-home regime isn’t […]
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Women’s Day Special

Women’s upliftment and the sisterhood: A Women’s Day special with Payal Chawla, founder of India’s only all-women law firm Bar & Bench, Pallavi Saluja Payal Chawla is the founder of India’s first and only all-women law firm, Juscontractus, which was recently photographed by Lynn Johnson of National Geographic as part of their coverage of the centenary of women securing the right to vote […]
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The validity of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in unequal Contracting Relationships

Payal Chawla This article was first published in Bar and Bench on 25 Nov, 2019, 10:10 am The validity of unilateral arbitration clauses remains a vexed issue worldwide and is the subject of nigh ubiquitous jurisprudential discourse. Jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, United States, and Singapore generally uphold unilateral clauses with certain riders. Indian […]
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An Inspiring Life

Sushma Swaraj belonged to all of us, she leaves behind a lasting legacy. Meenakshi Arora & Payal Chawla Every once in a generation, there comes a leader who provides a beacon of hope. For our generation that leader was Sushma Swaraj. As women lawyers, her journey was so personally inspiring to us. But the truth is […]
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