Whether you’ve worked hard for your money and need help protecting it, or you’ve recently lost a loved one and need our help and support, our specialist team are here to help you. Our team consists of specialists from FW Goodson (since May 2015) and BTMK Todmans (since September 2018).

Lasting powers of attorney
Probate & Administration of estates
Wills disputes & contentious probate

What our clients say

I wish to express my thanks to Paula Dallison for all her help and understanding shown to me.

- Miss J, Hadleigh

Paula Dallison has always been so very helpful and kind.

- Miss M, Thorpebay

Saul Caplan was pleasant to deal with and we felt confident that he was listening to us and gave us sound advice.

- Mr and Mrs C, Westcliff-on-Sea

We have received kind, courteous and prompt attention from Paula Dallison and her team. Thank you.

- Mr and Mrs Eatherton, Rayleigh

All dealings with Mark Goodson were very well conducted.

- Mr B, Rayleigh

Mark Goodson has been a great help over many years.

- Mr B, Southend on Sea

Latest News

The Power of Powers of Attorney

f you are looking for a New Year’s Resolution, consider getting your affairs in order. Powers of Attorney explained by Mark Goodson of BTMK Solicitors.  What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a document that someone can make that appoints someone else to look after...

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Why Wills & Trusts Are Important For Homeowners

Once upon a time, marriage was for life, there was no care in the community and house prices were much, much lower. This meant that in a standard situation, Mum and Dad perhaps had a house and 2 children. One of them died, the other had the house and the...

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Dealing With Loss Of Capacity

Many people find it easier to avoid thinking about a scenario in which they have lost their capacity. After all, they won’t know what’s going on, right?  But if you are the loved one of someone who has lost their capacity, you could find yourself in the position of not only having to think about someone’s affairs, but having to deal with those affairs on their behalf.    This can be a...

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Insuring Your Capacity

Insurance has become a big part of life, but many people still are not “insuring” themselves against the possibility of losing capacity. Lasting Powers of Attorney can provide this protection and – just like insurance – you hope that it is never needed. However, if you do lose your mental capacity, then these documents become invaluable.  Trainee Solicitor, Sophie...

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BTMK – The Probate Professionals

Nobody wants to think about loved ones dying, but sadly this is one of the few certainties in life.   And at what is often a very difficult time, it can be daunting to deal with the host of practical and financial considerations in the deceased’s estate.   Whether appointed as an executor under a Will or entitled as an administrator under an intestacy, help is at...

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Death And Taxes

Mark Goodson, joint Head of BTMK’s Private Client department and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), often refers to the famous quote “…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except Death and Taxes.” Not all taxes however – the payment of Inheritance tax (IHT) is a lot less certain...

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