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A mareva injunction will indeed freeze the assets of the estate.
There is no legal obligation on you to retain a lawyer. You do have the right to self represent even when applying for this extraordinary remedy. However, what you should know is that it is a complicated remedy and it is very hard to convince the court to award this injunction and, on top of that, if your application for the junction fails you will personally be stuck with a good part of the executor's legal fees.
Does that helpas a starting point?
As the sale is not at arm's length the sale could be set aside.
But what you can do now is send a letter to that relative warning them that the land may be subject of lawsuit and that they may end up losing it and they may back down.
As well, even without a mareva injunction you may be able to get a certificate of pending litigation to register on title to this property. You would need to bring a motion for this but it will be much easier than doing the injunction though then you are only dealing with this one property.
You can try to get and get accourt order for the certificate pending litigation.
What I am saying is that I know the land Registry office would not register the certificate of pending litigation but what I'm stating is that if you can get a court order that would be good enough.In terms of the transfer that already happened you will need a court order to deal with that of course.