Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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.

Balmain Tigers Leagues Club given further reprieve

Endangered species: Balmain Tigers.

Louise Hall The struggling Balmain Tigers Leagues Club has been granted another stay of execution after a Supreme Court judge agreed to continue an injunction restraining a property developer from sending in the...

Sentence overturned: father jailed for raping daughter

Louise Hall A father who was given good behaviour bonds for repeatedly raping his young daughter will go to jail for at least three years after an appeals court found the original sentences "were erroneously...

NSW cabinet backs laws to allow family of homicide victims to have say in killer's sentencing

Thomas Kelly family photos.

Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn The family of homicide victims would have a say in the killer's sentence under controversial new laws approved by the NSW cabinet.

Farden Fazah: 20 years' jail for murdering daughter, stabbing wife


Louise Hall An Sydney man who murdered his two-year-old daughter and violently attacked his wife after an argument about a trip to the beach has been sentenced to at least 20 years jail.

Burn victim told family, friends of concerns about ex-boyfriend

Nataya Sripho

Rachel Olding, Megan Levy, Louise Hall A Sydney woman allegedly set alight by her former boyfriend had previously voiced concerns about the relationship to her parents, police and at least one friend.

One-punch death: Craig Field pleads not guilty to murder

Craig Field

Louise Hall Former NRL player Craig Field has pleaded not guilty to murder over the one-punch death of a northern NSW farmer.

Jessica Silva pleads not guilty to murdering ex-partner James Polkinghorne

scene where a man was stabbed and died in Marrickville

Louise Hall A young woman who killed her former partner during a domestic dispute on Mother's Day 2012 has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Ong Ming Tan jailed for abusing trust of psychiatric patients

Dr Ong Ming Tan

Louise Hall A psychiatrist who abused the trust of four young women with eating disorders by touching them inappropriately and making sexually suggestive comments during private therapy sessions has been...

Teenage sex slaves used as 'personal ATM', court hears

Louise Hall Vulnerable girls as young as 12 were used as a personal ATM by an alleged child prostitution ring leader, court hears.

Sister writes of grief and loss for Tanilla Warrick-Deaves

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Louise Hall The drawing is of two young girls at a grave. Two sisters next to a headstone topped with flowers.

Tanilla Warrick-Deaves' killer Warren Ross abuses father Adrian Warrick in court

Tanilla Warrick-Deaves

Louise Hall As Adrian Warwick told how the horrific torture and murder of his daughter had devastated his life, the toddler's murderer loudly swore and called him "a dog".

Bouncer Ehab Taleb not guilty of manslaughter after Darling Harbour drowning


Louise Hall Security guard Ehab Taleb has been found not guilty of manslaughter over the death of Jason Daep, who drowned in Cockle Bay in 2012.