Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Parents of pedestrian Cathy Pracy vow to 'never forgive' drink driver who killed her

Gary Kelley and Catherine Pracy at a Tough Mudder event. Photo: Facebook

Louise Hall A P-plate driver whose ute struck and killed a pedestrian couple in Rozelle had a blood-alcohol reading four times the full-licence limit and cocaine and ecstasy in his system.

James Ian Longworth, the man who felled bouncer with one-punch 'not aggressive' court told

James Ian Longworth, second from left, leaves the Downing Centre District Court.

Louise Hall A Sydney man accused of throwing a "haymaker" punch that floored a bouncer has been described as "the nicest guy in the world".

Harriet Wran will face trial for murder of drug dealer Daniel McNulty

Harriet Wran during the funeral of her father Neville Wran.

Louise Hall Harriet Wran, the daughter of the late former premier Neville Wran, will stand trial for the murder of a drug dealer.

Accused claims he was forced to rape elderly woman; denies murder


Louise Hall A man charged with the rape and murder of an elderly woman 27 years ago has accepted his DNA was found on her body.

Eminent jurist Keith Mason to mediate family dispute over Neville Wran's $40 million fortune

Neville and Jill Hickson Wran in 2008.

Louise Hall The parties warring over Neville Wran's $40m fortune have until November 20 to privately settle.

Parramatta shooting: Curtis Cheng's family pay tribute to 'loving man'

Curtis Cheng, left, and his family.

Louise Hall The heartbroken family of slain police accountant Curtis Cheng have described him as a "kind, gentle and loving" man who "always put his family first".

Harassed in court: domestic violence victim's agony compounded by justice system

Jennifer Kokany, of Taree, who is a victim of domestic violence.

Louise Hall A 69-year-old grandmother says domestic violence victims are given short shrift by a process that denies them a voice in court and favours perpetrators who can afford private legal representation.

Man Monis' partner Amirah Droudis pleads not guilty to murder of his ex-wife Noleen Pal

Plea: Amirah Droudis in a file photo.

Louise Hall Amirah Droudis, the partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Monis' former wife, who was stabbed 18 times and set alight.

Late cricket great Richie Benaud's family in court battle over estate

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Louise Hall and Daniel Lane The family of the late cricket great Richie Benaud is fighting over his estate.

Crown calls for Corey Breen to get life sentence for murdering father and stepmother

Crown prosecutor Terry Thorpe leaves the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday following a sentence hearing for Corey Breen.

Louise Hall Crown prosecutor Terry Thorpe said double murderer Corey Breen should be jailed for life because the case was in the worst category of murder.

Veteran judge slams DPP as 'incompetent' and 'inefficient'

Louise Hall A veteran judge has said he has no confidence in the Director of Public Prosecutions' ability to bring serious criminal trials in a timely fashion.

Boiling water thrown at Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes in Goulburn Jail

Robert Hughes leaves the Downing Centre District Court during his trial in 2014.

Louise Hall Former Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes had boiling water thrown at him while in protective custody at Goulburn jail, an appeal hearing against his conviction has heard.

Cold-blooded killing of security guard Gary Allibon referred to cold case unit

Security guard Gary Allibon had worked for Chubb for 12 years before he was fatally shot in 2010.

Louise Hall The cold-blooded killing of a Sydney security guard during a botched armed robbery of a cash-in-transit van has been referred to the unsolved homicide squad by a coroner.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence: High-profile women use social media, television to speak out

With a montage of some of the 62 women killed since January on screen behind her, Lisa Wilkinson speaks out on the <em>Today</em> show against domestic violence.

Louise Hall The shocking deaths of three women allegedly at the hands of male relatives or former partners this week has prompted a social media outcry with the hashtags #stoptheviolence and...

Manisha Patel, murderer of Purvi Joshi, sought to eliminate 'romantic rival'

Narendra? Joshi and his wife, Pravina, told the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday Purvi? Joshi? was

Louise Hall Purvi Joshi was found with bruising on her neck, a swollen face and a knife in her abdomen.

Driver with three children in car allegedly almost five times over limit

Louise Hall A woman has allegedly been caught driving almost five times over the limit with three young children in the car in Sydney's south.

Family mourn after grandmother and young boy allegedly murdered

The man arrested by police.

Ava Benny-Morrison, Louise Hall and Megan Levy Robert Timm got a call from one of his close mates on Tuesday morning asking him if he wanted to share a beer and a game of pool.