Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Father of child 'bride' did not protect daughter from harm, court told


Louise Hall A Hunter Valley father who arranged a marriage for his 12-year-old daughter has not shown any insight into the harm she has suffered, a court has heard.

Prominent Muslim youth leader Fadi Abdul-Rahman jailed for supplying cocaine

Jailed: Fadi Abdul-Rahman in Auburn in a file picture.

Louise Hall A prominent Muslim youth leader who helped young men in his community turn away from drugs and crime has been sentenced to at least 2½ years in jail for supplying more than $2 million worth of...

Paedophile Marice Van Ryn: Former Bega Cheese boss charged with new child sex offences

New child sex charges: Paedophile Maurice van Ryn, a former Bega Cheese chief executive.

Louise Hall Former Bega Cheese boss and confessed paedophile Maurice Van Ryn has been charged with fresh child sex offences allegedly committed on the state's south coast.

Lindt cafe siege gunman Man Haron Monis thought he was being set up by government, inquest hears

Man Haron Monis believed he was being

Paul Bibby, Louise Hall Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis believed he was being "set up" by people working within the Australian government and persecuted by customs officers in retaliation for Indonesia's treatment...

'Thrill kill' murderer Rachael Evans diagnosed with sadomasochism, court hears

Louise Hall A woman who strangled another woman in a "thrill kill" had a horrific childhood, began abusing drugs and alcohol at age 11, was shuttled between dozens of foster homes and has several...

Lindt cafe siege: Gunman Man Monis 'wanted to be someone' inquest hears

Man Monis dressed in garb from a chapter of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

Louise Hall Man Haron Monis' former solicitor has told a coronial inquest he thought the Lindt café gunman "wanted to be someone" and tried to keep his identity secret at times, but didn't consider he was...

Micheal Duffy guilty of manslaughter over strangling death of Colleen Ayers after sex threesome

Stephanie Gardiner, Louise Hall Micheal John Duffy said he was "freaking out" as he watched his lover use a belt to strangle another woman with whom he had sex.

Sydney siege inquest opening to be live-streamed

Five hostages run from the Lindt Cafe  building towards Special Operations Police in Martin Place on December 16 last year.

Louise Hall and Eamonn Duff The first two week-block begins on Monday and will focus on gunman Man Haron Monis and his background.

Neville Wran $40 million estate: Son Glenn Wayne Wran takes Jill Hickson Wran to court for bigger share

The estate of former NSW premier the late Neville Wran is estimated to be worth $40 million.

Louise Hall  The 68-year-old adopted son of former premier Neville Wran is taking his stepmother to court seeking a larger slice of the late Labor giant's multimillion dollar estate.

Colleen Ayers murder trial: Accused Micheal Duffy no innocent bystander, court hears

Murder victim: Colleen Deborah Ayers.

Louise Hall Ice user Michael Duffy replied 'Yeah OK' when Colleen Ayers' murderer told him, 'We are going to smash her", a court has been told.

Rita Caleo and Michael Chye killings: husband Mark Caleo denied bail

Killed: Rita Caleo and her brother Dr Michael Chye.

Louise Hall Mark Caleo, the man accused of masterminding the stabbing death of his wife Rita Caleo and the shooting death of her brother Michael Chye 25 years ago, has been denied bail in the Supreme Court.

Murder of Colleen Deborah Ayers was a 'thrill kill', court told

Murder victim: Colleen Deborah Ayers.

Louise Hall The murder of Colleen Deborah Ayers was a "thrill kill" carried out spontaneously by Rachael Evans and was not planned in conjunction with the man accused of being her accomplice, his barrister has...

Former teacher Robert Emmett likely to avoid jail over child porn and upskirting students

Robert Emmett, who pleaded guilty to filming up the skirts of his students and possessing child pornography, leaves the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday.

Louise Hall A former Sydney teacher who comes from a family of top NSW judges will likely avoid jail for filming up the skirts of his students and possessing child pornography.  

Illegal Annandale demolition: Property developer who tore down 100-year-old shopfront fined $200,000

Gone: The heritage-listed Edwardian facade that was by the Annandale Hotel.

Louise Hall A property developer who illegally demolished a 100-year-old shopfront in Annandale has been fined $200,000.

Police pursuit drivers behaved as if they were on racetrack: Skye Sassine coroner

Skye Sassine, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on New Year's Eve 2009.

Louise Hall The Coroner investigating the tragic death of toddler Skye Sassine during a police pursuit has made a scathing assessment of two police officers involved.

'Underbelly: Badness' rollover witness recants 'to make peace with myself'

Murdered: 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 recanted on his deathbed because “I...

Judges now required to give written reasons for issuing warrants for covert surveillance

NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst.

Louise Hall Supreme Court judges are now required to give written reasons for issuing warrants authorising covert surveillance such as listening devices.

Daily Telegraph admits it was incorrect to say Rachelle Louise worked as stripper

Rachelle Louise.

Louise Hall Rachelle Louise has settled her defamation case against the Daily Telegraph, with the newspaper admitting it was incorrect to refer to her as stripper.

Rachelle Louise defamation case: she knew newspaper was calling her a model/actress

Louise Hall A tearful Rachelle Louise, in her defamation trial against Nationwide News, admitted that she hadn't properly read her messages from a journalist, that he would be calling her an "aspiring model and...

Rachelle Louise defamation trial: former girlfriend of Simon Gittany was hundreds of thousands in debt

Rachelle Louise, girlfriend of jailed murderer Simon Gittany, leaves court on Wednesday after defamation proceedings against Nationwide News.

Louise Hall Rachelle Louise has told her defamation trial she was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt as an email has emerged in which Channel Seven journalists discussed a TV boss who 'loves to party'.