Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Accused murderer Jessica Silva hysterical in court at pictures of ex-partner's stab wounds

Louise Hall A young mother who stabbed her abusive, drug-affected ex-partner to death became hysterical when photographs of his wounds were shown on screen during her murder trial.

Gina Rinehart children seek profits from iron ore projects including Roy Hill and Hope Downs

Gina Rinehart's lawyers said the case should not be allowed to go ahead.

Louise Hall Gina Rinehart’s two estranged children are seeking to claw back profits from the mining magnate’s major iron ore projects they say are rightfully theirs.

Truck driver shocked by overhead power line while unloading sheep awarded more than $650,000

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Louise Hall A truck driver who was shocked by an overhead power line while unloading sheep from his B-double truck has been awarded more than $650,000 in damages.

Christopher Brown wins round one in Obeid expose defamation case

Louise Hall A man mistakenly identified as a business associate of disgraced former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid in the bestselling anti-corruption expose He Who Must Be Obeid has won a significant battle in...

Ngo asks High Court to quash life sentence for assassination of John Newman

Lawyer to argue incorrect legislation used: Phuong Ngo.

Louise Hall The man convicted of murdering NSW Labor MP John Newman in Australia's first political assassination is asking the court to quash his life sentence.

Convict made death-bed confession to Terry Falconer murder he blamed on others, court told

Terry Falconer.

Louise Hall A rollover witness who claimed that Anthony "Rooster" Perish✓ and Matthew Lawton had abducted, murdered and dismembered convicted drug dealer Terry Falconer✓ confessed to the crime...

Arranged 'marriage': student pleads guilty to sexual intercourse with child

Louise Hall A Lebanese university student who "married" a 12-year-old girl in an Islamic ceremony has pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with a child.

Frances Abbott scholarship whistleblower motivated by injustice, court told

Public interest: Freya Newman leaked details about Frances' Abbott's scholarship.

Louise Hall The Sydney student who leaked information about a fashion school scholarship controversially awarded to the daughter of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, sincerely believed she was acting in the...

Student who leaked Frances Abbott scholarship details motivated by sense of injustice, court told

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Louise Hall The barrister for the Sydney student who leaked information about a fashion school scholarship awarded to the Prime Minister's daughter has asked the court to not record a conviction.

Toddler's life may have been saved if car seat was properly fitted

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Louise Hall A two-year-old girl who died when the car her mother was driving collided with a street sweeper may have survived if her car seat was properly installed.

Alleged drug dealer arrested at court in relation to 2012 shooting death of Ali Eid

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Louise Hall, Nick Ralston and Rachel Olding An alleged drug dealer has been arrested again while attending court, this time in relation to the shooting death of a father-of-four in Sydney's south west.

Policeman pleads guilty to ecstasy possession and offensive behaviour

Louise Hall A police officer has pleaded guilty to possessing an ecstasy tablet and urinating at Kings Cross railway station last month.

Rozelle explosion: store owner charged with murder too ill too appear in court

Adeel Khan, charged with three counts of murder, was too ill to appear in court.

Louise Hall The owner of a Rozelle convenience store destroyed by a fire that killed three people was too ill to appear in court on Tuesday morning.

Man pleads not guilty to shooting aunt of notorious criminal Bassam Hamzy

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Louise Hall A man has pleaded not guilty to shooting the aunt of notorious criminal Bassam Hamzy through the front door of her Auburn home.

Gordon Cramp allegedly told victim Lance Hargreaves 'you owe me big time', murder trial hears

Louise Hall The jury hearing the trial of a sacked employee charged with the murder of a factory worker at a waste recycling depot has been told to disregard the fact that he had injected the drug ice in the...

Man charged with 1990 stabbing murder of Sydney mother Rita Caleo

Rita Caleo was stabbed to death in her Double Bay home.

Louise Hall A man has been charged with the stabbing murder of a Sydney mother in her Double Bay home more than 20 years ago.

Father given good-behaviour bond for 'skitching' accident

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Louise Hall A father accused of using his car to tow his skateboard-riding son has pleaded guilty to negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and placed on a good behaviour bond.

Joe Galuvao apologises to family of schoolgirl Aneri Patel allegedly killed by his sister

Louise Hall Former NRL star Joe Galuvao has apologised to the family of a 16-year-old school girl allegedly run down and killed by his sister at a notorious Kogarah intersection.

Woman in psychiatric assessment after alleged abduction of girl, 3

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Louise Hall A woman who allegedly attempted to abduct a toddler from her mother's car in Sydney's west has been referred for a psychiatric assessment.

Woman who abducted toddler from car sent for mental health check

Louise Hall A woman who allegedly attempted to abduct a toddler from her mother's car in Sydney's west has been referred for a psychiatric assessment.