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.

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 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.

Selina Hext Solicitor

Selina qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and joined Windeatts in September 2014. Selina grew up in Kent but has worked in the local area since relocating to the South West in 2003. She is experienced in dealing with all aspects of family law and specialises in all matters arising out of separation and divorce including children and financial issues. Selina is a member of Resolution and is committed to their constructive and non-confrontational approach to resolving family law matters.

Sarah Dainton-Long Litigation Assistant

Sarah joined Windeatts in August 2000. Sarah is a Graduate Member of CILEX and is in the process of qualifying 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 Selina Hext and deals with divorce matters. She is also a Crown Court representative.