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
Trusts
Wills
Wills disputes & contentious probate

What our clients say

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

Mark Goodson was very helpful throughout.

- Mr F, Leigh-on-sea

I would recommend BTMK, I saw Paula and found she was very good, indeed

- Mr H, Hullbridge

Dear Mark, thank you so much for your kindness in making a generous phone call, which immediately explained so much to me that had previously been confusing and worrying. I had read articles and heard discussions on the possibilities of providing help for my children, who like so many younger people have to struggle to meet the demands of modern life but so much of this advice was incomplete or conflicting. I am so so grateful for your ‘chat’ which was full of clarity and valuable information and also full of understanding to somebody without the grasp of financial matters can be quite fearful of making a disastrous wrong move. I took rough notes, which I am going to copy out carefully and if you haven’t already, I think you should write a book. You have your family’s kindness which is immensely reassuring. I will be in touch with you very soon. Best wishes.

- Mrs F, Leigh-on-sea

Paula Dallison was helpful, professional and shared great kindness throughout.

- Mrs F, Rayleigh

Paula Dallison and her secretary Tanya went above and beyond to help me.

- Ms S, Rayleigh

Latest News

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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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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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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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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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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Where there is a Will – there may be a dispute!

According to Saul Caplan, a director at local law firm BTMK Solicitors Limited, who has over 25 years of experience in litigation “it may not surprise you to hear that Will disputes are extremely common and tend to arise when surviving family members are upset and angry about the...

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