Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Gregory Hill jailed for violent murder of stepson Jakob Brown, 2

Jakob Brown.

Louise Hall The actions of child protection authorities will be scrutinised by an inquest into the death of a toddler who was viciously bashed and murdered by his stepfather after several notifications of...

Nathan Chaina's family ordered to pay Scots College $8 million in legal fees

Drowned: Nathan Chaina.

Louise Hall, Paul Bibby The half a million dollar payout to the parents of a Sydney teenager who died on a school camp has been dwarfed by the $8.3 million costs order made against them following an 11-year legal battle.

Gregory Hill jailed for violent murder of stepson Jakob Brown, 2

'Gorgeous': Toddler Jakob Brown, murdered by his stepfather, Gregory Wayne Hill.

Louise Hall  A Sydney man who inflicted "wanton violence" on his two-year-old stepson and let him suffer extreme pain for hours before killing him with a blow to the head has been sentenced to at least 20...

Judge Neilson thrown off case, still facing disciplinary action by judicial commission

Louise Hall The judicial watchdog's inquiry into judge Garry Neilson has been enhanced by an appeals court decision on Wednesday to strip him of the case, finding he was "clearly in error" when he compared...

Judge Garry Neilson who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality 'clearly in error', appeal judges find

Judge Garry Neilson in 2003.

Louise Hall A judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality when he rejected evidence of years of sexual abuse by a man against his younger sister was "clearly in error" and the trial should be...

Elderly man charged with murder of Environment and Heritage worker near Moree

Police block off the road at Talga Lane on the Newell Highway at Croppa Creek, north of Moree, after Tuesday's fatal shooting.

Megan Levy, Louise Hall The shooting death of an Environment and Heritage worker on a property in northern NSW has left two communities in mourning and a family without their much-loved husband and father, according to the...

HIV case: Convicted man gets second chance at appeal after judge bias ruled

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Louise Hall A man who says his former partner had unprotected sex with him despite knowing he was HIV positive will have a second chance to challenge his conviction after an appeal court found a judge's comments...

Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim to get new parole hearing, costs

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Louise Hall Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim will get a second chance at parole after a "slip up" by authorities meant he was denied access to adverse intelligence allegedly obtained by prison bosses.

Jonathan Moylan avoids jail term for fake ANZ media release about Whitehaven Coal

Jonathan Moylan outside the NSW Supreme Court.

Louise Hall An anti-coal campaigner who sent out a fake ANZ media release causing a $314 million slump in the sharemarket value of Whitehaven Coal has been sentenced to one year and eight months jail but will be...

Michael Ibrahim likely to get new parole hearing after 'slip up' by authorities

Michael Ibrahim (centre) with brothers Sam (left) and John (right)

Louise Hall Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim is likely to have a new parole hearing after a "slip up" by authorities meant he was denied access to adverse intelligence allegedly obtained by prison bosses.

Sandy Street and Sally Street: legal dynasty tangled in family feud

Louise Hall On the eve of her divorce from prominent barrister Alexander ''Sandy'' Whistler Street, lawyer-turned-chanteuse Sally Street says she is flat broke, has not worked for nine years and fears she will...

Man who allegedly threatened to blow up Parliament has charges dismissed

Louise Hall A man who sparked a dramatic siege that brought Sydney to a standstill when he allegedly threatened to blow up the NSW Parliament has had all charges against him dismissed on mental health grounds.

Prison psychologist struck off for sexual relationship with murderer

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Louise Hall A young female psychologist has been struck off for having a sexual relationship with a convicted murderer she was treating in jail and falsifying official records to cover it up.

Fairfax defends Treasurer for Sale articles using qualified privilege

Suing for defamation: Joe Hockey.

Louise Hall Fairfax Media says it was in the public interest to publish details about a fund-raising forum that offered access to Treasurer Joe Hockey in exchange for donations of thousands of dollars.

Coroner finds Alana Goldsmith killed herself while suffering anorexia nervosa

Alana Goldsmith killed herself while suffering anorexia nervosa.

Louise Hall The head of an eating disorders foundation has welcomed a coroner's findings that a young woman who took her own life had anorexia nervosa.

Judge faces sack over remarks on incest, gays

Louise Hall, Nick Ralston A senior public official has referred the state's judiciary to the royal commission into child sexual abuse in the wake of a public outcry over comments made by a judge who has compared incest and...

Jonathan Moylan unlikely to serve jail time over ANZ hoax email

Louise Hall An anti-coal campaigner who sent out a fake ANZ media release causing a $314 million slump in the sharemarket value of Whitehaven Coal is unlikely to spend time in jail.

Old boy took Joeys to court when it kicked out his son over unpaid fees

Louise Hall A Joeys' old boy asked the Supreme Court to grant an injunction against a decision by St Joseph's College Hunters Hill to kick out his son because of more than $14,500 in unpaid fees, arguing it was...

Incest statements: Judge Garry Neilson referred to Judicial Commission

Garry Neilson in 2003.

Louise Hall A Sydney judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality has been referred to the NSW Judicial Commisison by NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard.