Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Joe Hockey defamation case: 'nailed to the cross' did not mean 'crucify' the Treasurer, court hears

Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn A Fairfax Media journalist has told a defamation trial his editor's wish to have a story on Joe Hockey "nailed to the cross" was a reference to "nailing the facts".

Joe Hockey defamation trial: Treasurer for sale a 'fair' headline says journalist Sean Nicholls

Herald journalist Sean Nicholls arrives at the Federal Court on Wednesday.

Louise Hall and Michaela Whitbourn Fairfax Media journalist Sean Nicholls has told a defamation trial that the headline "Treasurer for sale" was "very much" a fair summary of an article he wrote about Joe Hockey.

Joe Hockey says donation claim was "clearly misleading", in defamation case

Joe Hockey

Michael Whitbourn and Louise Hall The Treasurer told the court he had "accepted no money at all" in relation to the North Sydney Forum.

Fairfax Media dismisses Joe Hockey claims as 'conspiracy theory'

Joe Hockey

Michaela Whitbourn, Louise Hall Lawyers for Fairfax Media have dismissed as an extraordinary "conspiracy theory" claims that it was motivated to investigate Treasurer Joe Hockey's links with a Liberal Party fundraising body in...

Hockey defamation trial: Treasurer 'not intimately involved' in setting up fundraising body North Sydney Forum

Louise Hall Treasurer Joe Hockey says he was not intimately involved in the set up and running of a Liberal party fundraising body known as the North Sydney Forum despite his name and image being used to recruit...

Hockey defamation case: Hockey 'devastated' when he saw 'Treasurer for Sale' headline

Joe Hockey and his wife Melissa Babbage arrive at court on Monday.

Louise Hall Treasurer Joe Hockey has told a court he was "absolutely devastated" when he saw the headline "Treasurer for Sale" on a series of articles about his relationship with Liberal party fundraising body...

Hockey defamation trial: Treasurer could not allow 'scurrilous and false allegations' to remain unchallenged, lawyer says

Treasurer Joe Hockey outside the Federal Court on Monday.

Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn Treasurer Joe Hockey could not allow "scurrilous and false allegations about corruption" reported by Fairfax Media to remain unchallenged, his lawyers have told the opening of a defamation trial.

Child bride case: Man jailed for 'marrying' 12-year-old girl in backyard ceremony


Louise Hall A Lebanese Muslim man was determined to marry a 12 year-old girl he saw in a mosque despite being told it was illegal.

Jessica Silva escapes jail for stabbing ex-partner James Polkinghorne to death

Jessica Silva arrives at court for sentencing with her lawyer Adam Houda.

Louise Hall Jessica Silva, whose two-years sentence for manslaughter has been wholly suspended today, came perilously close to becoming another domestic violence statistic.

Jessica Silva escapes jail for stabbing ex-partner James Polkinghorne to death

Louise Hall Domestic violence victim Jessica Silva will not serve any more time behind bars for the stabbing death of her ex-partner James Polkinghorne on Mother's Day 2012.

Daniel Kelsall on trial for Morgan Huxley murder: 'He never locked the front door'

On trial for Morgan Huxley's murder: Daniel Kelsall arrives at the Supreme Court.

Louise Hall Sydney businessman Morgan Huxley "never locked the front door" of the Neutral Bay flat he shared with Irishwoman Jean Redmond.

Sydney man jailed after luring then robbing victims he met on gay social networking app Grindr

Sydney man Corey Draper has been jailed for at least 17 months.

Louise Hall A man who pretended to be gay lured his victims using the social networking app Grindr before robbing them at knifepoint.

Road rage led to stabbing murder, police say


Louise Hall and Amelia Birnie A "road rage" incident resulted in the alleged stabbing murder of a 26-year-old man at a park in Sydney's northwest on Saturday, police say.

Gina Rinehart to sue Channel Nine for defamation over House of Hancock TV mini-series

Suing Channel 9: mining billionaire Gina Rinehart.

Louise Hall Cutting several scenes and adding a disclaimer to the final episode of the TV mini-series House of Hancock has not dissuaded billionaire Gina Rinehart from suing Channel Nine for defamation and...

Kim Lien Huynh told online lover to go back to US before her death, court hears

Aminda Huynh outside the Supreme Court where she gave evidence in the murder case against Tony Thao Do.

Louise Hall A Sydney woman allegedly murdered by a man she met online called him "lazy" and told him to go back to the US in the months before her death, her daughter Aminda Huynh told the NSW Supreme Court.

Mark Clermont sentenced to life in jail for importing drugs worth $260 million inside road roller

The roller used to import the drugs.

Louise Hall A judge has praised police for preventing cocaine and methylamphetamine with a street value of $260 million reaching the streets of Sydney and sentenced a Canadian man behind the drug haul to life in...

Terror accused Omarjan Azari was told to 'just pick any random unbeliever' and kill them in front of the Islamic State flag

Louise Hall Terror accused Omarjan Azari was told to "just pick any random unbeliever" and kill them in front of the Islamic State flag and then send the footage so it could be put online, a court has heard.

'Just pick any random unbeliever': court hears transcript of alleged Omarjan Azari phone call

Mohammad Ali Baryalei.

Louise Hall A Sydney man was told to "just pick any random unbeliever" and kill them in front of the Islamic State flag and then send the footage so it could be put online, a court has heard.

PM's 'interference' threatens fair trial of terror suspect Omarjan Azari, say lawyers

Omarjan Azari after an earlier court appearance.

Louise Hall Lawyers for a Sydney man accused of planning a "terrifying" public terrorist act say he could never get a fair trial because of the prime minister's "unprecedented interference" in the case.

Payout for Sydney mother Emma DeSilva brain-damaged after car hit her and her baby

Eight weeks in a coma: A photo of Emma DeSilva released by police after the accident in 2011.

Louise Hall A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.