Rowena Birch

Rowena Birch

Professional Support Lawyer

Rowena is a Professional Support Lawyer for the Commercial Department.

Rowena first qualified as a solicitor in 2006, working for another Wiltshire firm.  She joined Goughs as an Associate Solicitor in 2014 before taking a career break to look after her young family.

She has many years experience as a commercial property solicitor covering all aspects of commercial property including acquisitions, disposals, finance and Landlord and Tenant work.

Rowena has now returned to assist the department in her role as a Professional Support Lawyer providing support to Gemma Sumsion in her role as head of department.

Where did you grow up?        


What was your first job?         

Serving ice cream at Babbacombe Model Village

What are your hobbies?          

Reading and learning (very) basic Italian when I am not attempting to bring up three children.

What is your favourite food?   

Cheese (any variety!)

What is your favourite drink? 

 A Negroni cocktail

What is your favourite film?    

West Side Story

What is your favourite group/artist?    

At the moment probably Christine and the Queens.

What is your favourite book?  

Too hard a choice but recently enjoyed “Eleanor Oliphant is completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.

Your likes?      

Cooking and time with friends and family.

Your dislikes? 

Shellfish and inefficient dishwasher stacking.

Any personal ambitions?        

 To see the northern lights