Rosemary Listing is proud to practice law in the position of Special Counsel at Catherine Henry Lawyers. She specialises in Health Law, particularly medical negligence, consumer protection and product liability. She is dedicated to advocating on behalf of Australians in the healthcare system and builds her practice on the values of transparency, equality and accountability.
Rosemary completed her law degree at the University of Sydney in 2011 and began her legal training in London where she worked as Research Assistant to Queens Counsel Norman Palmer and then as Research Associate to NSW Supreme Court Judge – Justice Sackar.
Rosemary began practising law at a large international law firm before shifting her focus to plaintiff litigation. She worked for a number of years in the ACT’s largest plaintiff law firm, where she assisted everyday Australians with claims involving consumer protection, public liability and product liability. Rosemary also worked as Senior Associate in a large class actions law firm, where she conducted a number of investigations and had carriage of a large class action redressing mass underpayment of workers’ wages in the Australian Federal Court.
Rosemary’s most recent role was as Director of a plaintiff law firm, Rise Lawyers. At Rise, Rosemary conducted a number of employment law and consumer protection matters. A large part of her role involved forming connections with international solicitors working on consumer protection and class actions in the United States and Europe and advocating for and on behalf of women who suffered injury from failed cosmetic surgery.
Rosemary has further developed her expertise by undertaking a PhD at the Australian National University focusing on consumer protection, particularly failed and defective medical devices. She enjoys applying her research in the areas of medical device evaluation and regulation.
At Catherine Henry Lawyers, Rosemary is pleased to assist with the following:
- Failed or faulty medical devices including claims against manufacturers and sponsors of medical devices
- Medical negligence
- Cases against aged care facilities (acting for families of patients)
- Guardianship matters
- Mental health work
- Medical complaints to the Medical Council and the Health Care Complaints Commission
- Superannuation and total and permanent disability claims
- Public liability
- Work injury matters
- Product liability
My legal practice is built around the goals of transparency, equality and accountability. I believe that regulation, including regulation by litigation, is a crucial component of an effective healthcare system. I hope for my legal practice to increase the protection of consumers, deter unreasonable behaviour, and to offer answers where they are most needed.
Since moving to Newcastle, Rosemary and her husband have taken up surfing. She also enjoys long walks along the Newcastle beaches with her dachshund, Grant.