Meet the team

Contract and Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury

Domestic and Commercial Property Disputes

Family Law



Our trusted and experienced Litigation Team offers a wide range of services to help you deal with life's difficult and unexpected challenges. The right advice, guidance and support from sensitive and local legal professionals during these times can be invaluable. Let us take on the challenges for you.

Nigel Butt Partner

Nigel was born in Torbay and since joining Windeatts in 1990 has built up a substantial Client base in the area. He is principally a Defence Solicitor for Criminal work, a Claimant's Solicitor for Personal Injury work and enjoys representing the individual rather than the State. Nigel has a young family, is captain of a local cricket team and has obtained an Open University Degree in Natural Sciences.

Fiona Hughes Partner

Fiona joined Windeatts in 1993 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2001. She became a solicitor in 2002, a Partner in the firm in 2005 and now co-manages both offices. Fiona has extensive experience in Personal Injury and general Civil Litigation, including Landlord and Tenant, property disputes, trusts disputes for cohabitees and general contract matters. Fiona also specialises in probate disputes and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Beverley Watson Chartered Legal Exec.

Beverley joined Windeatts in 1990 following a move to the West Country. She has wide-ranging experience in family law, with emphasis on Divorce, Children and Financial matters. Beverley is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) which commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a non- confrontational and constructive way to minimise distress in family breakdown.

Sarah Long Litigation Assistant

Sarah joined Windeatts in August 2000. Sarah is an Associate Member of CILEX and is in the process of completing her final exam to allow her to qualify as a Legal Executive. Sarah deals with personal injury and specialises in RTA portal claims and general litigation matters within her role as Fiona Hughes' assistant. Sarah is also an assistant to Beverly Watson and deals with divorce matters.