Rose Kautoke
Senior Crown Counsel
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LLB, University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu (2010)
Professional Diploma in Legal Practice, University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2011)

Admitted as Law Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tonga (2011)
Professional Diploma in Legal Drafting, University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2014)

Commissioner for Oaths (2014)

LLM (Cum Laude), Pace University, New York, United States of America (2019)


Ms. Rose Kautoke graduated with an LLB from the University of the South Pacific in 2010. While undergoing her PDLP program she carried out her practical placement in the Crown Law Department in 2011. Ms. Kautoke joined the Crown Law Department in August 2011 as a Legal Officer attaché from the Ministry of Justice. She was laterally transferred from the Ministry of Justice in 2012, and appointed Assistant Crown Counsel. In July 2019, she was promoted to the role of Senior Crown Counsel a role she currently holds.


Ms. Rose Lesley Kautoke holds over 9 years of experience as a Government Attorney, assisting the Solicitor General in various roles from criminal prosecution, legal advice, law revision, and handling civil and land matters. Ms. Kautoke has also represented Tonga in a number of multilateral negotiations which include trade, oceans, sustainable development and climate change.

Areas of Practice

International Law, Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law, Civil, Land and Family Law, Legislative Drafting (Law Revision)