The discomfort of Thorne v Kennedy: Law, love and money

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Alternative Law Journal, 2019, 44 (4), pp. 281 - 285
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© The Author(s) 2019. The 2017 High Court case of Thorne v Kennedy highlighted and sparked discussion around the injustice of financial agreements and when they may constitute unconscionability and undue influence. However, the case also raises another important discussion about the relationship between love and money. This article picks up this conversation. How does society navigate the distinctions we make between economic exchange and romance? Between altruism and commodification? And how should this be manifested in the law in general, and the law governing financial agreements specifically?
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