Samantha Castle

Samantha joined the firm in 2006 and qualified as a solicitor two years later. 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 ranging from drafting contracts and policy documents, providing HR advice, dealing with redundancies, drafting and advising upon settlement agreements, dealing with unfair and constructive dismissal claims, 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. She has a particular interest in cycling accident claims.

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.

In addition to her roles in the Employment and Personal Injury teams, Samantha also undertakes some work within our Dispute Resolution team, helping to recover debts, both personal and for businesses, as well as dealing with contractual disputes.

Qualifications

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

Hourly rates

  • £235 plus VAT for individual clients
  • £250 plus VAT for corporate and commercial clients
  • 'Samantha is recommended in The Legal 500 and described as “thorough, sensible at making decisions and great to work with”.’
    Legal 500 UK
  • "I would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness and understanding. As a client I found that I felt very 'looked after'; far over and above just being 'a client'."
    AnonPersonal Injury Client
  • “Thank you very much for all the help you have given me. Your hard work is outstanding and was very much appreciated. I would recommend you to anyone else who is looking for help like I needed it.”
    AnonPersonal Injury Client
  • “Samantha handled my cycling accident claim with professionalism and efficiency. She was friendly and approachable, and clearly knew what she was talking about.”
    Mr CPersonal Injury Client
  • “Samantha was very extremely professional and efficient in her advice and carrying out the work. However, she was also very personable and kind which was much appreciated in the circumstances.”
    AnonEmployment Client