Chandigarh-based startup Jupitice has developed the World’s First Private Digital Court to facilitate speedy resolution of domestic as well as cross-border disputes under the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism.
Promoted by lawtech experts, the Jupitice platform will offer dispute resolution through traditional ADR mechanisms such as mediation, assisted-negotiation, arbitration and conciliation, thus ensuring easy and affordable access to justice to people, business entities and medium and large corporates.
“When you think of justice, you think of a court or a judge. This was the perception I needed to change. Justice is and should be seen as any other service. It is not a place, it is a service. If you can get the services of a restaurant, hospital, or spa at your home, then why can’t you get justice so easily too”, said Raman Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of the startup Jupitice.
Having vast experience in the legal field, Aggarwal is also the Founder & CEO of Aeren LPO, Indian Muneem, India Debt Recovery and Sherman. He has been an advisor to Punjab Reforms Commission, a consultant to High Courts in corporate matters, and also a member of the Zonal Advisory Committee of GST of North Western Region, Office of the Chief Commissioner.
Being a fully online platform, Jupitice is a location-agnostic company that can be operated from anywhere. Currently, Jupitice is situated in IT Park, Chandigarh.
All court eco-system services can be availed in Jupitice's exclusive value-added services, Aggarwal said.
Jupitice’s Private Digital Court is a combination of the world’s first end-to-end digital justice delivery platform that facilitates all the participants involved in the dispute to perform tasks (case filing to awards & settlement) online and on a single platform. Jupitice has also aggregated ADR professionals across the world to form its ‘Marketplace’ which makes it even easier for justice seekers to connect with justice providers.
Shrey Aggarwal, co-founder, Jupitice said, “At Jupitice, justice is a service and like any other service, you can discover ADR professionals, connect with them, perform your choice of dispute resolution mechanism (like arbitration or mediation) on the platform, and finally pay for the services.”
Currently, the company has a strength of 50 plus legal & technology staff who have developed the platform.
In the context of the current Covid-19 scenario, the need for digital justice has been discussed more than ever. While releasing NITI Ayog’s ODR Handbook, Justice DY Chandrachud stressed on the critical role of Online Dispute Resolution and said, “the effective use of affordable ODR services can bring about a major change in the perception of parties involved in the dispute—by making the process more accessible, affordable and participative. It will make all parties consider it more amicable and solution-oriented. This will ultimately lead to more efficient dispute resolution.”