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Mediation in divorce, Being 90

April 21st, 2016

Episode 557 of 761 episodes

A look at the role of mediation in divorce. Attending an assessment meeting for mediation if divorce proceedings were initiated became law two years ago but a recent freedom of information request has shown few couples are being made to attend. Why is the law not being imposed and what effect is that having? Jenni is joined by Jane Robey, CEO of National Family Mediation and Emma Nash, a solicitor with The International Family Law Group. As the Queen marks her 90th Birthday we talk to two women who've already reached that milestone 90 year old Jackie Marcus and 99 year old Honour Harlow. What's their secret? As part of the events marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Judi Herman explores the role of the compliant daughter and the overbearing father in Shakespeare's plays. And a celebration of the life and work of Victoria Wood. Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.

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