Who we are
Camilla Rose consults primarily in Bergvliet.
She graduated with a postgraduate law degree with distinction at the University of Cape Town in 2001. Having interned at the Legal Resources Centre during her studies, she undertook her practical vocational training (then articles of clerkship) at the vibrant University of the Witwatersrand Law Clinic, where she focused on providing access to justice for the most vulnerable and marginalised members of society.
Camilla was thereafter an attorney, partner and co-owner of Chennells Albertyn Attorneys for a number of years, where she practised private law while continuing to pursue social justice, especially in the areas of land tenure for farmworkers and land claims by the dispossessed.
In 2012, inspired by a drive to practise law differently, Camilla established Rose Attorneys. Her signature style is empathetic and warm, engaging clients holistically, while providing uncompromisingly excellent legal services.
Camilla has a special interest in commercial work, especially contracts, wills and estates, as well as mediation as a tool for conflict transformation.
In her spare time, she is an avid student of mindfulness, non-violent communication (NVC) and psychology.
Colette Ashton consults primarily in Noordhoek.
She graduated with a postgraduate LLB from the University of Cape Town in 2018 and joined Rose Attorneys for her practical vocational training in January 2019.
Her main areas of interest are in the areas of law that affect children – family law, education law, trust law, tax and estate planning. She won UCT’s Bowman Gilfillan prize for tax law and hopes to study further in this area. Colette would love to help families and schools resolve their differences through mediation and has trained in personal development and Non Violent Communication (NVC).
Colette completed her BA Hons in Political Philosophy with distinction at UCT in 1997 and then focused on raising her children while working part time for The Payback Foundation, a NGO that provides educational services for disadvantaged and abused children. While studying law she started HeadHeartLaw which connects civil society organisations with legal service providers.
In her spare time Colette braves the cold waters and tall waves of the Atlantic ocean as a long distance open water swimmer.