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, 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 (Associations of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Sam is recognised in Chambers and Partners UK 2022 for her expertise in cases surrounding trips and slips, and RTAs. One testimonial states, “She is well prepared, she has great people-handling skills and she gets great results for clients.”

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.


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

Hourly rate

  • 13 years’ post qualification experience
  • £280 plus VAT
  • "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
  • "I found Barcan+Kirby extremely professional and knowledgeable, and they were able to provide the service I required swiftly. They were extremely good value for money and I would certainly use them again in the future for similar service."
    AnonEmployment Client
  • "Employment law can be technical and confusing, especially where there is an overlapping personal injury element. Samantha made me aware of the salient points in relation to both aspects so I could understand the overall picture."
    AnonEmployment Client
  • "I would highly recommend Samantha Castle to anyone, she is understanding, commercially aware and gets the job done to a high level - you will regret not calling her!"
    AnonEmployment Client
  • "Very polite conversation, advised me of all the facts clearly and concisely, and gave me clear direction."
    Mr SEmployment Client