Advocate Rose Colley > Viberts > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Family Law Partner


Rose joined Viberts in 2000 and heads the family law team. She has established an enviable reputation for success for her clients and is widely regarded as the pre-eminent lawyer on family matters in Jersey. Under her leadership, Viberts is recognised as having the premier family law practice in Jersey.

Rose has been involved in many of the most significant family law decisions made in the Royal Court of Jersey since 2000. She is noted for both her high level of emotional intelligence which facilitates excellent client relationships and for her strong advocacy skills.

Rose deals in complex financial matters as well as cases involving children, having acted on behalf of guardians as well as the Minister for Health & Social Services. The Viberts’ family law team also has very strong links with a leading set of Chambers in London.


Jersey Advocate – 2000
English Solicitor – 1980


  • President of the Jersey Law Society
  • Member of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • Chair of the of Jersey Family Law Association
  • Resolution Member
  • Member of Institute of Directors
  • Honorary Alderman of the London Borough of Southwark
  • Freeman of the City of London
  • Chair of the Jersey Consumer Council 2014-2018


Aberystwyth University – BscEcon Political Science
University of London – CertEd
Nottingham Law School – MBA Legal Practice Management

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Family

(Leading individuals)

Rose ColleyViberts

Viberts‘ team is ‘always able to hold its own from the smallest contact dispute to the biggest billionaire divorce‘, according to clients. It provides a well-rounded family law service that draws on expertise from across the firm, to assist high-net-worth individuals and their families on property transfers and inheritance matters. The group has vast experience in divorce cases and separations. Rose Colley leads the department and is able to handle complex financial matters and cases involving children. Jamie Orchard is regularly instructed by high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases, but also specialises in novel private children matters. Senior associate Emma Hollywood joined in June 2021 from the law officers department of the government of Jersey, where she specialised in both children and criminal matters.