Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

John Reginald Killick wants NSW Supreme Court to quash parole decision by State Parole Authority

Louise Hall Convicted armed robber and helicopter escapee John Reginald Killick has asked the NSW Supreme Court to quash a decision by the State Parole Authority to refuse him parole.

Rachelle Yeo and Paul Mulvihill continued affair after her engagement, court hears

  Accused murderer Paul Mulvihill

Louise Hall Rachelle Yeo, allegedly stabbed to death by her lover Paul Mulvihill, became engaged to her boyfriend Paul Maher in Byron Bay in the last weekend of July 2011.

Real estate agent David Johnson stole $1m to fund wife's drug habit

Louise Hall A north shore real estate agent has avoided jail after using almost $1 million he held on trust from buyers of luxury properties to fund his wife's illegal drug habit.

Bianca Rinehart to take stand first in family trust dispute

Bianca Rinehart

Louise Hall Bianca Rinehart will be the first member of her warring family to take the stand in a bitter dispute over the $5 billion trust set up by her late grandfather, Lang Hancock.

Paul Mulvihill put pillow over wife's face before killing Rachelle Yeo, court told

Theresa Mulvihill, the wife of accused murderer Paul Mulvihill

Louise Hall Theresa Mulvihill says her husband, Paul, put a pillow over her face and said, "It's not you, it's her" just days before he allegedly killed his former mistress.

Surgeon offered mentally ill woman Botox in exchange for sex, tribunal finds

Louise Hall A prominent Sydney cosmetic surgeon has been found guilty of professional misconduct for offering a patient with mental illness Botox in exchange for sex.

Bouncer jailed for minimum of 18 months for killing painter with one punch

Louise Hall A security guard who killed a painter with a single punch following a brawl in Kings Cross has been sentenced to a minimum of 18 months jail.

NSW pulls request for new sentencing guidelines for random attacks

Louise Hall The NSW government has withdrawn its request to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal for new manslaughter sentencing guidelines as it prepares to appeal against the minimum four-year jail term given to...

James Kinch pleads not guilty to drugs charges involving Mark Standen

Louise Hall A man who allegedly corrupted former top crime fighter Mark Standen, plotting with him to import enough precursor drugs to make $120 million of the drug ice, has pleaded not guilty to a string of...

Barbieri mother and son plead not guilty to murdering police officer Bryson Anderson

Louise Hall A mother and son have pleaded not guilty to the murder of a police officer and will face trial in November.

Neighbours heard Rachelle Yeo screaming, court told

Louise Hall Neighbours heard Sydney woman Rachelle Yeo screaming that the man inside her unit would not let her open the door and begging for the police to be called, a court has been told.

Midwife found at airport after being ordered to pay $6.6 million over botched home birth

Akal Khalsa

Louise Hall A midwife ordered by a court to pay $6.6 million to a boy who developed cerebral palsy as a result of a botched home birth has been arrested at Sydney airport trying to leave the country on a one-way...

Hospital ordered to pay damages to family of killed Stephen Rose

Louise Hall Relatives of a man strangled to death by his mentally ill friend on an isolated highway have been awarded more than $250,000 in damages from Taree's Manning Base Hospital.

DNA used to convict Shane Kitchener of cold case West Ryde sex assault

Louise Hall DNA evidence has helped convict a career criminal over the 1998 sexual assault of a woman in her West Ryde apartment.

Justin Hemmes hotel robber a 'gofer', court hears


Louise Hall A man involved in a string of robberies around Sydney, including one in which a gun was held to the head of Sydney bar owner Justin Hemmes, was not the "architect" of the crimes but more of a...

Student Rachel Gardner awarded $243,000 after police break leg

Rachel Gardner

Louise Hall An arts student whose leg was broken by a group of police officers after she was caught without a train ticket has been awarded more than $243,000 in damages.

Endeavour Energy banned from taking workers' urine samples


Louise Hall A campaign by unions to end urine testing of employees to detect alcohol and drug use has had another win with the Fair Work Commission declaring workers at a state-owned energy company are to be...

Man accused of Rozelle sex attack stays in custody


Louise Hall A man accused of the violent sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman on a walkway leading to the Anzac Bridge early on Thursday will remain behind bars for the next two months.

Woman escapes jail over date night gone wrong

Louise Hall Shamiran Benjamin's boyfriend ended their date at the Star casino in 2012 by firing a gun into his neighbour's house during a drunken argument.

Lucio Rodrigues death: accused Nicholas Lambaditis decides not to front court


Louise Hall The family of a Brazilian man who died after being hit with a single punch in Sydney's CBD says it's "important he's not forgotten" and "desperately want justice to be done".