Woman's Hour

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The right to challenge divorce settlements

October 15th, 2015

Episode 390 of 985 episodes

As two women, who said they were misled by their ex-husbands and should get more money in their divorce settlements, win their Supreme Court fight, Jane Garvey talks to family legal expert and Senior Associate at Spring Law Emma Nash. Could the ruling pave the way for many more people to try and renegotiate their deals? Zaha Hadid recently became the first woman in 167 years to win the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal. We hear from two leading UK architects Rachel Haugh and Jo Cowen about what it's like for women in the profession and from Christine Murray Founder of Women in Architecture. Heather Wakefield tells us why she wants to be the first female General Secretary of the public service union UNISON Plus Newsnight's Political Editor Allegra Stratton reports from the SNP Conference. Live music from American hip hop artist Akua Naru. And what the women of Liverpool love about dance.

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