In my opinion, it does stop it creates a trust whereby whoever is holding the freehold deeds hold them on trust for the benefit of the management company
Can I clarify any points arising from this for you?
No lawyer barrister or solicitor opinion is ever binding on the court except the ruling of the judge or of a higher court.
We can only give you an opinion. Different lawyers have different opinions and sometimes, clients go to court and lose even though their lawyers have told them they had a good chance of success.
Remember the Crown has unlimited resource to go to court and hence, litigating against the Crown is not to be underta***** *****ghtly. Are you dealing now with the Treasury Solicitor under Bona Vacantia?
It would help if we had the background in full please