Samantha Castle

Samantha joined the firm in 2006 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2008. Samantha has a vast amount of experience in both employment law cases and personal injury claims. In 2017 she won Bristol Law Society’s Lawyer of the Year and was promoted to Partner in 2018 whilst on maternity leave.

Samantha deals with both employee and employer matters, including drafting contracts and policy documents, providing HR advice, dealing with redundancies, drafting and advising upon contracts and settlement agreements, and dealing with unfair and constructive dismissal claims, discrimination cases and complex Tribunal matters. She is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

In her personal injury capacity, Samantha helps secure compensation for those who have been injured as a result of fault. She provides support and guidance throughout the process and is passionate about her work. Samantha enjoys the variety of her personal injury caseload, which includes workplace accidents, occupier’s liability cases, road accidents, Highways Act and criminal injuries compensation cases. Samantha has a particular interest in cycling accident claims. She is also a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Samantha is recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 2024 listings and Chambers and Partners UK 2024 for her expertise in cases surrounding trips and slips, and RTAs. One testimonial states, “Samantha is extremely well organised and very knowledgeable. She is very empathetic and thorough in her approach.”

Whether in employment cases or personal injury claims, Samantha gets to the heart of the issue, coming up with practical solutions and dealing with matters promptly and as cost-effectively as possible.


  • Legal Practice Course from the University of the West of England
  • Law and Politics (LL.B.) from the University of Swansea

Hourly rate

  • £320 plus VAT
  • "Samantha was professional and empathetic. She clearly explained my options to me and I am extremely happy with the service I received from Samantha and the business as a whole. The team is always friendly, professional and efficient, giving me full confidence in their work."
    AnonEmployment Client
  • "Samantha was very helpful. She was knowledgeable and friendly which put me at ease. I would recommend Barcan+Kirby to anyone needing legal support."
    Anon Employment Client
  • “This is the second time our company has used the services of Barcan+Kirby. On this occasion we required our Contract of Employment to be reviewed to bring it up to date in line with current employment law. Samantha was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and took the time to fully understand our business to ensure that we included all the relevant clauses for our current business as well as looking ahead at our future growth plans. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Samantha to provide legal advice on employment issues.”
    AnonEmployment Client
  • "A very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service"
    ClairePersonal Injury Client
  • "Barcan+Kirby provided me with a prompt service in a time of great need for a quick response. They were supportive and reassuring, keeping me updated throughout the progress of my case."
    NeilEmployment Client