Rosemary Listing

PhD Candidate
Undertaking Phd; GDLP Adelaide University College of Law; Juris Doctor (Sydney University); Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Sydney University
Room 5.3.6, ANU College of Law, Bld 5, Fellows Rd, Acton ACT 2600

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Rosemary Listing is a practising product liability lawyer who has worked in London for the Honourable Norman Palmer QC; as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Sackar at the NSW Supreme Court; and as a solicitor in international disputes; a plaintiff practice; and class actions. She now practises law under an unrestricted certificate. 

Rosemary’s research is on product liability in the US, UK and Australia with a particular focus on complex torts and failed implantable medical devices. Her research exposes tensions in the legal test of reasonable behaviour in this context. Based on this tension, she argues for tailored guidance to improve the content of (in particular) reasonable manufacturer behaviour and what the general public is entitled to expect, for the benefit of the court and all interested parties. 


  • Director and Principal Solicitor - Rise Lawyers Pty Ltd
  • Australian Lawyers for Human Rights - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Sub-Committee
  • Health Care Consumer’s Association (NSW and ACT)
  • ACT Law Society
  • ACT Lawyers for Human Rights
  • RSI & Overuse Injury Association of the ACT, Inc

Significant research publications

  • Article - “The Treasure Quest: Peru, Macchu Picchu and the Yale Peruvian Exhibition of 1911 – 1916” Art Antiquity and Law (2011):3: pp 67 – 76.
  • Book Chapter - Rosemary Listing – “The Sunny Southland: The Individual Liability of Museum Personnel in Cultural Property Claims in Australia” Taking it Personally; The Individual Liability of Museum Personnel, A Collection of Essays, Ruth Redmond Cooper and Norman Palmer (eds.) Institute of Art and Law (2011) pp 66 – 85.
  • Article - “Art and Authenticity: The Role of the Expert Witness”, Art Antiquity and Law (2012), pp 155 – 163.

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Past courses



Reconceptualising Legal Principles for Implantable Medical Device Failure

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