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InnovationChallenging Portuguese inheritance legislation
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact6
Total18
DescriptionThe first successful challenge to existing inheritance legislation in Portugal, using court orders to freeze the respondent's assets. The lawyers' strategy resulted in a €2m out-of-court settlement for their clients, and an expansion of the court's powers by enabling it to consider assets that had not been formally part of the deceased's estate.