Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Hospital breached privacy rules by releasing woman's details to ex-husband

Louise Hall A mother of two says a Sydney hospital released sensitive details about her health to her hostile former husband, who used it against her in his attempt to gain sole custody of their children.

Accused murderer Mahmoud Barakat granted bail despite history of breaches

Louise Hall A man charged with the murder of a man gunned down while bringing in rubbish bins at his home in Sydney's west has been granted bail despite a history of breaching his bail conditions.

James Ashby to foot own legal bill in sexual harassment suit against Peter Slipper

James Ashby

Louise Hall James Ashby will no longer have the costs of his sexual harassment suit against Peter Slipper paid for by the former speaker.

Half a million dollar fine for Cootes Transport a wake-up call for transport companies, says Roads Minister Duncan Gay

Duncan Gay, who has called for rigorous testing to prevent further safety breaches.

Jacob Saulwick, Louise Hall The NSW Roads Minister has seized on a half-million dollar fine issued to a trucking company to renew calls for more stringent inspection standards across the country.

Cootes ordered to pay $525,000 for safety breaches after fatal Sydney tanker crash

Fireball: the tanker crash that claimed two lives in Mona Vale last October.

Louise Hall, Jacob Saulwick A trucking company involved in a fatal tanker crash on the northern beaches has been ordered to pay $525,305 for hundreds of road safety breaches.

Wife of suspected Islamic State fighter arrested at airport carrying cash and supplies, court told

Mohamed Elomar, suspected to be in Syria or Iraq; his wife has been charged with supporting incursions into a foreign state.

Louise Hall Police say they have phone records and surveillance footage to back up their case against the wife of suspected Islamic State fighter Mohamed Elomar.

Accused murderer Tony Halloun admits inventing story about armed robbery to get out of jail

Victim Shahnaz Qidwai with her husband Khalid Qidwai.

Louise Hall COURTSA debt-ridden Sydney tradesman who allegedly beat a grandmother to death in her northern suburbs mansion has denied telling her husband "I will win in the end" during an argument over money the...

Solicitor accused of using dead client's MCC membership prosecuted for misconduct

Queue jumper: Denis Manning Anderson.

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 is being prosecuted for misconduct.

Sandy Street ordered to pay for ex-wife's Porsche and apartment

Borrowed money in 2006: Sandy Street.

Louise Hall Prominent barrister Alexander "Sandy" Whistler Street's court-ordered repayments to his ex-mother-in-law have been reduced to help him stave off potential bankruptcy.

Doctor duped by former lover into paying cash to help young men who were not real

Former AMA president David Weedon was duped by his young lover.

Louise Hall A former Australian Medical Association president was duped by his young gay lover into handing over more than $300,000 for four other young homosexual men who did not exist.

Norfolk Island plane crash victims sue airline

The plane left Apia the following evening for Melbourne, with pilot Dominic James opting not to fill the wing fuel tanks but to refuel at Norfolk Island.

Louise Hall A doctor and nurse on board a medical evacuation aircraft that ditched off Norfolk Island when it ran out of fuel are suing the airline over the serious physical and psychological injuries they...

Liposuction patient sues celebrity plastic surgeon Michael Miroshnik

Louise Hall Celebrity plastic surgeon Michael Miroshnik is being sued for professional negligence by a male patient who needed urgent surgery to save his legs following a breast reduction and liposuction.

Liam Knight's attacker jailed for throwing javelin that pierced his skull

Liam Knight

Louise Hall The teenage gatecrasher who threw a steel bar at Liam Knight, piercing his skull and causing lifelong brain damage, had consumed 20 drinks and ecstasy before unleashing "catastrophic" violence...

Baby killer Keli Lane loses last chance to overturn murder conviction

Keli Lane during her Supreme Court trial in 2010.

Louise Hall Baby killer Keli Lane has lost her last chance to overturn her murder conviction with the High Court refusing special leave to appeal.

Xie trial: Murder accused offered to adopt surviving relative of slain family, court told

Murder accused Robert Zie with his wife Kathy Lin.

Louise Hall The father of slain newsagent Min Lin says his son-in-law Robert Xie offered to adopt a surviving relative in the hours after the horrific murders were discovered.

Neglectful drug addict mother to get daughter's victims compo money

scales of justice

Louise Hall Her severely disabled daughter was brutally assaulted by her then de facto husband while she was absent and abusing drugs.

Keli Lane's last hope of overturning her murder conviction


Louise Hall Baby killer Keli Lane's last hope of overturning her murder conviction will be heard in the highest court in the land on Friday.

Hockey's defamation suit against Fairfax Media to be heard by judge alone

Louise Hall Treasurer Joe Hockey's defamation suit against Fairfax Media will be heard by a judge alone after both parties decided not to push for a jury trial.

Former High Court judge Mary Gaudron wins battle over mother's will

Louise Hall The estranged sister of trailblazing former High Court judge Mary Gaudron has lost her battle for a share in their mother's small estate.

Car wash king Anthony Sahade fined for underpaying hundreds of vulnerable workers

Louise Hall Car wash king Anthony Sahade has been caught underpaying hundreds of vulnerable workers at his chain of Crystal Carwash Cafes around Sydney to the tune of almost $180,000.