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Barcan+Kirby LLP

Work Department

Employment, Personal Injury, Dispute Resolution and Litigation




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.

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, dog bite cases and criminal injuries compensation cases. She has a particular interest in cycling accident claims.

She has expertise in employment law for both employees and employers advising on such matters as discrimination, redundancies, HR matters (eg: disciplinaries and grievances), contract drafting/queries and settlement agreements. 

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.




Bristol Law Society


Law and Politics LLB degree from Swansea University (2005) followed by the Legal Practice Course at UWE (2006)


Samantha enjoys spending time with her friends and family, particularly enjoying cooking and meals out.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence; claimant

Barcan+Kirby LLP‘s clinical negligence and personal injury lawyers have a strong offering for claimants, providing ‘good value without cutting corners‘. The outstanding clinical negligence practice covers the full spectrum of issues, with departmental head Richard Harries specialising in cases relating to delayed cancer diagnoses and maximum severity birth injuries. Claire Hurrell is another core team member with expertise in cases arising from negligent obstetric care. Vastly experienced senior associate Jayshree Nathwani is noted for brain injury claims and cases involving opthalmology, spinal injuries and amputation. Senior associate Helen Franklin also has an active caseload. The lead contact for personal injury cases is Samantha Castle, whose practice covers workplace accidents, occupier’s liability cases and road accidents. Castle works closely with Myfanwy Buckeridge, who handles road traffic and construction site accident claims, as well as heavy industry-related employer’s liability cases.