Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

4000 launch class action over Queensland flood

Louise Hall More than 4000 residents and businesses affected by the devastating floods in Brisbane and Ipswich in January 2011 have launched legal action claiming engineers failed to properly operate the...

'I hear her screaming': mother of murdered Katie Foreman gives emotional statement to court

Katie Foreman

Louise Hall The mother of a young lawyer who died in a deliberate fire said "terrible lies" had been told about her daughter's sex life.

Mother who fled Australia with son, 3, released without sentence

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Louise Hall A mother who fled Australia with her three-year-old son because she believed he was being sexually abused by his father has been released on a 28 day good behaviour bond with a judge finding a Family...

Ginia Rinehart would 'run any risk' to prevent sister Bianca managing trust

Believes her sister Bianca is so

Louise Hall and Hannah Low Ginia Rinehart would rather risk the multi-billion dollar joint venture between her family's mining company and resources giant Rio Tinto than have her sister Bianca appointed trustee of the family's...

NAB prepared to take legal action against Gina Rinehart for alleged misconduct

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Louise Hall NAB says it would be prepared to take legal action against Gina Rinehart for alleged misconduct when she was trustee of her children's $5 billion trust.

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has been drawn into the Rinehart family feud

Louise Hall Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has been drawn into the Rinehart family feud with a court hearing the chairman of a corporate trustee company hoping to manage the family's $5 billion fund asked...

Gina Rinehart turned to Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett for help in family trust battle, court hears

Grant Hackett

Louise Hall Mining magnate Gina Rinehart asked former Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett to convince her daughter Bianca to withdraw her nomination as trustee of the family's $5 billion trust two days...

Disgraced former Sydney Ferries boss Geoff Smith sentenced to two years' jail for misusing his corporate credit card

Geoff Smith, former Sydney Ferries boss

Louise Hall The disgraced former Sydney Ferries boss says had had "no choice" but to put hundreds of thousands of dollars of personal expenses on his corporate credit card because "I was living beyond my means".

Police officer tried to kiss suspect after failing to lay charges: court

Louise Hall Police officer allegedly failed to charge woman in order to make sexual advances towards her, court told.

Roberto Laudisio Curti case to go ahead against wishes of police lawyers

Louise Hall A magistrate has told lawyers representing four police officers in relation to the death of Brazillian student Roberto Laudisio Curti the case must go ahead this year even if it means they must...

Accused officers told to clear diaries for trial over Roberto Curti's death

Roberto Laudisio Curti

Louise Hall A magistrate has told lawyers representing four police officers in relation to the death of Brazillian student Roberto Laudisio Curti to clear their diaries so the case can go ahead this year.

Men far outnumber women in committing crime

Louise Hall NSW criminal courts continue to be dominated by men aged in their 30s with just one in five defendants being female, new figures show.

Alexander 'Sandy' Street being sued by former mother-in-law

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Louise Hall Prominent barrister Alexander "Sandy" Street is being sued by his former mother-in-law after he failed to repay more than half a million dollars she lent him when he was struggling to pay the...

Down-and-out dentistry student posed as flower deliveryman then tied up women, ransacked house

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Louise Hall A former dentistry student who posed as a flower deliveryman to force his way into a Sydney home where he tied up two young women has been sentenced to at least two years' jail.

Trent Keith Wainwright to spend at least five years in jail for attack on girlfriend

Louise Hall A Sydney man who dropped a large terracotta pot on his ‘‘defenceless’’ girlfriend’s head and then stomped on her has been sentenced to at least five years' jail.

Two Keddies partners get practising certificates reinstated

Keddies Lawyer Tony Barakat.

Louise Hall Two partners of the defunct personal-injuries law firm Keddies have won an appeal against a decision to deny them practising certificates.

'Aggressive policing' creating court delays, crime statistics boss says

Delays in the NSW court system could be attributed to more

Louise Hall A push by police to increase the number of people arrested and charged for committing crimes has lead to a backlog in the court system and an increase in the prison population, the head of the NSW...

Medical experts clash as boy injured in utero is awarded damages

Louise Hall A boy injured in a car crash while in utero more than a decade ago has been awarded $400,000 in damages after a judge found it likely his profound disabilities were caused by the accident.

'Arrogant and aggressive' motorcyclist may have killed bike rider, inquest told

Steven Jarvie, 62, died from head injuries after he fell off his bike on the Old Pacific Highway at Cowan on February 17, 2013.

Louise Hall An avid cyclist killed on a windy road popular with bike and motorcycle riders may have been deliberately run off the road by a speeding motorcyclist, an inquest has heard.

Father faces negligent driving charges over towing son on skateboard

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Louise Hall A father accused of using his car to tow his skateboard-riding son will face a hearing on charges of negligent driving and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.