Managing Partner, PSL Advocates & Solicitors, India
Innovation & Knowledge Associate, PSL Advocates & Solicitors, India
Student at National Law University, Jodhpur, India
A visual contract is a legally enforceable document that provides a better user experience, allowing people to make more independent legal decisions. A graphic contract gives people more legal power since it's easier to grasp, and it fosters trust through open communication. They have experienced significant growth and popularity, attracting attorneys, researchers, designers, and practitioners alike. The various causes for such contracts revolve around the goal of improving contract understandability and transparency. Visual contracting's ingenuity and craftsmanship are remarkable. The philosophical shift that the movement symbolises, though, is what makes it so intriguing. When a business invests in visual contracting, it's because they want their contracts to be more than just legal documents. Rather, they want their contracts to transmit value to the people involved. It gives the contractual process more expression and communication. The three authors, through this article elaborate on the concept of visual contracts and put forth the idea that they are the contemporary way of writing contracts. The authors firstly introduce this new concept and explains key aspects of it. Secondly, the authors delve into the need for such contracts and then numerous benefits of such contracts are discussed. The authors then in the third section makes a point that visual contracts are enforceable in India and elaborates on the law behind the same. Fourthly, potential contracts such as medical consent or sports agreements, which can be written in this format are talked about. Such contracts won’t be without its pitfalls. Accordingly, the authors fifthly, ponder over various possible pitfalls and then provides solutions to avoid them as well. The authors then conclude the article by stating that visual contracts are the need of the hour and it’s time to make the best out of them by taking inspiration from Australia, South Africa and United Kingdom.
International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 61 - 69DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111247
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