Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Terror accused Omarjan Azari was told to 'just pick any random unbeliever' and kill them in front of the Islamic State flag

Louise Hall Terror accused Omarjan Azari was told to "just pick any random unbeliever" and kill them in front of the Islamic State flag and then send the footage so it could be put online, a court has heard.

'Just pick any random unbeliever': court hears transcript of alleged Omarjan Azari phone call

Mohammad Ali Baryalei.

Louise Hall A Sydney man was told to "just pick any random unbeliever" and kill them in front of the Islamic State flag and then send the footage so it could be put online, a court has heard.

PM's 'interference' threatens fair trial of terror suspect Omarjan Azari, say lawyers

Omarjan Azari after an earlier court appearance.

Louise Hall Lawyers for a Sydney man accused of planning a "terrifying" public terrorist act say he could never get a fair trial because of the prime minister's "unprecedented interference" in the case.

Payout for Sydney mother Emma DeSilva brain-damaged after car hit her and her baby

Eight weeks in a coma: A photo of Emma DeSilva released by police after the accident in 2011.

Louise Hall A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Barry Lyttle says brother Patrick 'doing really well' after one-punch attack

The first photo of Patrick Lyttle (left) released after the attack, taken outside St Vincent’s Hospital with his brother Barry.

Louise Hall Irishman Barry Lyttle says his brother Patrick is "doing really well" as he recovers from their disastrous fight outside a Kings Cross nightclub last month.

Justin Hemmes' companies sued after Ivy assault

Louise Hall A young man who was bashed by bouncers at the Ivy nightclub is suing bar baron Justin Hemmes' companies for about $1 million in damages.

Terror suspect denied bail, will challenge control order 'in first case of its kind'

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Louise Hall A Sydney man detained during a series of pre-dawn raids as part of the counter-terrorism Operation Appleby and later charged with breaching a control order has been denied bail in the Supreme Court.

Muslim child 'bride' was pregnant, court told

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Louise Hall A 12-year-old girl who was "married" in an Islamic ceremony in her family's Hunter Valley home fell pregnant but miscarried, a court has heard.

Sydney GP found incompetent to practise medicine because he has a narcissistic personality disorder

Louise Hall A Sydney GP has been found incompetent to practise medicine because he has a narcissistic personality disorder, which impairs his ability to relate to, diagnose and treat patients.

Gordon Wood to settle defamation case out of court

Michaela Whitbourn, Louise Hall A case that would have re-aired the question of whether Gordon Wood murdered his girlfriend Caroline Byrne is expected to be settled out of court.

Taps of Jessica Silva's phone in murder probe reveal violence she endured by man she killed

Jessica Silva at the NSW Supreme Court during the trial.

Louise Hall Ice addict James Polkinghorne was the main suspect in the murder of a drug rival, Nikolas Argiropoulos✓, whose body was dumped in a Birchgrove park in March 2012.

No jail for bus driver who killed pedestrian in CBD

Emergency services work to free Christine Mulholland, who died after being hit by a bus on Clarence Street.

Louise Hall A veteran bus driver who killed a pedestrian in Sydney's CBD after taking his eyes off the road momentarily to wave at a colleague has avoided jail with a magistrate finding a prison sentence...

Black Christmas bushfire victim pleas for mercy on mammoth legal bill

Lionel Fowler's house was destroyed by the bushfire.

Louise Hall An elderly man who lost his case for compensation following the 2001 Black Christmas bushfires has made an impassioned plea to Premier Mike Baird to be spared his share of a $6.5 million legal bill.

Bail for gang rape accused Hassan Kugor

Louise Hall A Sudanese man accused of luring a 16-year-old girl to a stairwell where she was gang raped by six men has been granted bail in the Supreme Court.

Horror crash leaves three dead, young boy critical


Louise Hall Three people have died and a child was in a critical condition after a car veered off a Central Coast road and hit a tree on Sunday.

Family sues Genea over Fragile X test

A new antibiotic offers hope against drug-resistant bacteria.

Louise Hall The heartbroken couple of two disabled young boys are suing prominent fertility specialists Genea after the mother wrongly came to believe she did not carry the Fragile X gene mutation.

Sydney siege: UK experts to investigate police management of Martin Place siege

The State Coroner Michael Barnes asked the office of the Chief Coroner of England and Wales to identify experts in British police forces to help in the review of the Lindt cafe siege.

Louise Hall, Paul Bibby British police with experience in siege management will work with Queensland officers to review the way NSW Police handled the Lindt cafe siege, and in particular the strategy to wait it out rather...

Sydney siege inquest aims to replace speculation with facts

Sydney siege hostage John O'Brien at the NSW Coroner's Court on Thursday for the inquest.

Louise Hall and Rose Powell In the hours, days and weeks after the deadly attack on the Lindt cafe, speculation and recriminations flowed as the details of the hostages' 17-hour ordeal emerged.

What the Martin Place Lindt cafe siege investigation will look at

Man Haron Monis.

Louise Hall A joint NSW-Commonwealth review is due to report within days.

Man Haron Monis executed Tori Johnson with shot to the head, inquest hears

Man Haron Monis outside the Downing Centre courts in 2010.

Louise Hall, Paul Bibby Gunman Man Haron Monis forced Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson to kneel before shooting him once in the back of the head, an inquest has heard.