Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Truck driver Kaine Barnett sentenced to jail over double fatality

Louise Hall In an emotional scene outside court, a father whose daughter died in a roadside crash has hugged the man who was driving the truck that killed her.

Teacher awarded almost $700,000 after being pulled backwards by eight year old


Louise Hall Education authorities failed to take steps to protect staff and students from the violent, aggressive and anti-social behaviour of an eight-year-old Sudanese refugee who was in year 2 at a western...

Paul Armstrong guilty of killing HIV positive lover Felipe Flores

Paul Darcey Armstrong

Louise Hall A convicted rapist says that, when a man he had just had sex with, admitted he was HIV positive he became "very angry" and bashed him but denies he meant to kill him.

Police search for driver after young father killed in hit and run


Louise Hall A passing motorist who attempted to take Villawood man Siaki "Jack" Mafoa to hospital after he was hit by a car at Five Dock on Friday night has come forward following an appeal by police.

Two guilty of murder of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman

Katie Foreman

Louise Hall and Shannon Tonkin A man and a woman have been found guilty of the murder of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman, who died in a deliberately lit fire at her Corrimal home in the early hours of October 27, 2011.

Photographer was killed on Hume Highway after travelling world, sentencing hearing told

Sarah Frazer

Louise Hall Aspiring photographer Sarah Frazer had spent months travelling the world solo with just her camera, often in developing countries and off the beaten track.

Christopher Estephan told psychologist of horror at his role in murder of Michael McGurk

Christopher Estephan

Louise Hall A young man involved in the shooting murder of Sydney businessman Michael McGurk felt extremely guilty, regretful and remorseful and has experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, a...

Father wins the right to vaccinate his children

Louise Hall A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children following a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation.

Mulvihill acts aggressively when a relationship is over, judge says


Louise Hall Convicted murderer Paul Mulvihill acts aggressively when women end a relationship with him against his wishes or desires, the judge charged with sentencing him has said.

Paul Mulvihill admits to insecurity of being rejected

Louise Hall Convicted murderer Paul Mulvihill says going to the home of his former girlfriend when she had made clear their relationship was over was "completely inappropriate" and "the worst decision of my...

Paul Mulvihill gave ex-wife a card with a bullet in it, court hears

  Accused murderer Paul Mulvihill

Louise Hall An ex-wife of convicted murderer Paul Darren Mulvihill has told how he made death threats, including leaving a "goodbye and good luck" card with a bullet in it at her house.

Cleric who 'married' 12-year-old believed he had done nothing wrong


Rachel Olding and Louise Hall A Muslim cleric living in Australia on a religious visa believed he didn't do anything wrong by "marrying" a 12-year-old girl to a 26-year-old man because the union was never officially registered.

Pensioner who lost winning lottery ticket fails in court bid over $3.3m payout


Louise Hall A pensioner who claims he won the lottery but lost the ticket has failed in his bid to force the NSW Lotteries Corporation to pay him more than $3.3 million.

University discriminated against medical student with 'extreme' fear of exams


Louise Hall A medical student who suffers an "extreme" fear of exams has won the right to continue her degree after a tribunal ruled the university discriminated against her because of her mental health...

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Lawyer allegedly used dead man's MCC member card


Louise Hall A Sydney lawyer allegedly caught using the identity of a dead client to access the prized Members Reserve at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during AFL grand finals could be struck off the roll of...

Paul Mulvihill murder: Rachelle Yeo's parents tell of their anguish

Rachelle Yeo

Louise Hall The heartbroken parents of murdered woman Rachelle Yeo have described how they cannot stop imagining the terror she must have felt as she was attacked by her ex-lover Paul Darren Mulvihill.

Judges fight 'out of touch' tag with courtroom broadcasts, jurors' surveys

Louise Hall The state's senior judges have hit back at suggestions the judiciary is ''out of touch'', saying the community fails to understand the complexity of the sentencing process.

TV cameras to be allowed in NSW Supreme Court verdicts


Louise Hall Television cameras will be allowed into the NSW Supreme Court for verdicts and sentences in criminal trials, the Attorney-General, Greg Smith says.

Court orders clean up of Bondi house

Louise Hall A house in Bondi surrounded by piles of foul-smelling rubbish will be cleaned up again on Monday morning after the Supreme Court dismissed the latest appeal by the Bobolas family to stop Waverley...

Carlos Lopez not guilty due to mental illness over killing family

Pablo Novsadek

Louise Hall A man who stabbed his mother, brother and stepfather to death at their home in Sydney's west in July 2012 has been found not guilty of murder by reason of mental illness.