Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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".

Morgan Huxley murder accused absent from court hearing

Louise Hall The man accused of the murder of Neutral Bay businessman Morgan Huxley did not appear in court when his matter was mentioned in Central Local Court on Tuesday morning.

Shaun McNeil refused bail over Daniel Christie murder charge

Daniel Christie

Louise Hall Self-proclaimed mixed martial arts fighter Shaun McNeil chose not to appear in court to face a charge of murder over the death of 18-year-old Daniel Christie in Kings Cross on New Year's Eve.

Waterlow case: coroner suggests changes to NSW mental health laws

Anthony Waterlow

Louise Hall A coroner has recommended major changes to the state's mental health laws to protect family and friends from the "emotional harm" caused by people who have a mental illness.

Farhad Qaumi arrest: Brothers 4 Life shootings linked to power struggle, police say

Farhad Qaumi

Louise Hall Behind bars may be the safest place for Farhad Qaumi.

Police claim to know about all Sydney shootings after Brothers 4 Life arrests

Brothers 4 Life

Amy McNeilage, Megan Levy, Louise Hall Police say they know what occurred at almost every shooting in Sydney over the past 12 months. But the challenge has been sticking charges to those who pulled the triggers.

Violent streets: family of king hit victim push for sentencing reforms

Ralph and Kathy Kelly

Rachel Olding, Louise Hall The Attorney-General has shown tentative support for sentencing reforms proposed by the family of king hit victim Thomas Kelly despite a former Director of Public Prosecutions' doubts over the...

Computer failure adds to ambulance patients' pain

Louise Hall The Ambulance Service of NSW was forced to seek a cash bailout from the government after its new electronic billing system malfunctioned, meaning $7.5 million in invoices could not be sent out.

Couple charged after 80km police chase on M1

Police car with lights flasing.

Louise Hall An 18-year-old learner driver led police on an 80km chase reaching speeds of up to 170km/h.