Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Defamation case: Andrew Stoner can say Alan Jones implied he was 'stupid, weak and gutless'

Louise Hall Former NSW deputy Premier Andrew Stoner can claim broadcaster Alan Jones implied he was a "stupid, weak and gutless person" who gave preferential treatment to mining and resources companies...

Mother became concerned after Colleen Deborah Ayers didn't phone, court hears

Victim: Colleen Deborah Ayers.

Louise Hall Judith Green became concerned about her adult stepdaughter Colleen Deborah "Debbie" Ayers when the 33-year-old failed to phone on a young relative's birthday, a court has heard.

Alleged terrorist sympathiser Milad bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai seeks bail for colonoscopy


Louise Hall Alleged terrorist sympathiser Milad bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai has been unsuccessful in a bid for bail on the grounds he needs a colonoscopy for suspected ulcerative colitis or Crohn's...

Alan Jones sued for defamation by Andrew Stoner

Sued: Alan Jones.

Louise Hall Former NSW deputy Premier Andrew Stoner says broadcaster Alan Jones defamed him by saying he "sold out" his farming constituency and gave favourable treatment to mining and resources companies.

Maurice Van Ryn's behaviour towards 10 boys and girls 'predatory', court told

Guilty plea: Former Bega Cheese boss Maurice van Ryn.

Stephanie Gardiner, Louise Hall One child was in a pool, another was playing computer games and one young boy was in a car.

Disgraced former minister Ian Macdonald declares he is innocent of misconduct charges

Ian Macdonald arrives at the  ICAC hearing in 2013.

Louise Hall Disgraced former Labor minister Ian Macdonald says he is "completely innocent" of misconduct charges relating to the corrupt granting of mining exploration licences in the Hunter Valley.

Stephanie Scott murder: Canowindra families share their pain over children's murders

Louise Hall The family of Chris Noble, 27, who was killed in an explosion last year, have reached out to the family of Stephanie Scott, who was murdered last Friday.

Gordon Wood to give evidence for the first time

Gordon Wood: Will finally appear in court.

Louise Hall Gordon Wood, the man who was convicted then acquitted of murdering his girlfriend Caroline Byrne, will for the first time give evidence in court in his case against the state for malicious...

Brett O'Connor, head of child protection in Queensland schools, charged with historical sex abuse offences against pupils at two Sydney private schools

Child sex charges: Brett O'Connor

Louise Hall Brett Anthony O'Connor faces charges of indecent and sexual assaults allegedly committed against a 12-year-old boy when he was a Marist Brother at Sydney's prestigious St Joseph's College in 1987.

INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly and former surfing world champion Layne Beachley win neighbour dispute to redevelop northern beaches home

Kirk Pengilly and Layne Beachley have won a legal battle with a neighbour to redevelop their Queenscliff home.

Louise Hall INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly and his wife, former surfing world champion Layne Beachley, have won a legal battle against a neighbour to redevelop their northern beaches home.

Ice scourge: Young father's life spirals out of control in less than 12 months

Ice addiction: Christopher Glare turned to crime to finance his drug habit.

Louise Hall The frightening case of Christopher Glare shows how quickly ice can send a life spiralling out of control.

Former prisoner John Killick free to seek contact with rescuer Red Lucy Dudko

Louise Hall Former prisoner who made notorious getaway to ditch ankle bracelet and alcohol ban.

Families 'forever changed' after siblings die in Central Coast crash

Piper, 8, died after a car accident over the Easter weekend on the Central Coast.

Eryk Bagshaw, Louise Hall and Esther Han An eight-year-old girl and her nine-year-old brother have died after suffering injuries in a car crash on the Central Coast on Saturday night.

Couple lead class action against Australian travel company Scenic Tours after holiday ruined by rain

David Moore and Janette Howell are leading a class action over a disastrous cruise.

Louise Hall David Moore and Janette Howell spent their life savings – $26,200 – on what they expected to be a relaxing river cruise through the picturesque French and German countryside.

Human rights lawyer George Newhouse wins defamation case against News Corp's Andrew Bolt


Louise Hall Human rights lawyer George Newhouse has won his defamation case against controversial News Corp blogger Andrew Bolt.

Anti-ageing doctor Julie Epstein found guilty of misconduct

Julie Epstein could be struck off as a doctor after the guilty finding.

Louise Hall A high-profile Sydney doctor who specialises in “anti-ageing” medicine has been found guilty of professional misconduct and could be struck off after an investigation found she...

Sydney mother pleads guilty to manslaughter of her son, 7, who had 'plethora of injuries'

Scales of justice

Louise Hall A Sydney mother has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her seven-year-old son after admitting he did not fall off a pogo stick as first claimed, but was subject to months of neglect and sickening...

Nightclub owner's son jailed for sexual assault of teen girl in Kings Cross alley

Luke Lazarus leaves Downing Centre Court in Sydney.

Louise Hall A nightclub owner's son, who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in a Kings Cross alley and bragged about taking her virginity, has been sentenced to at least three years' jail.

Convicted rapist Luke Lazarus jailed for at least three years

Jailed: Luke Lazarus outside court during his sentencing hearing for raping a woman near his father's nightclub in Kings Cross.

Louise Hall The son of a Kings Cross nightclub owner has been sentenced to at least three years jail for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl in a laneway in May 2013.

Peter Junghans killed best mate then himself after fears he'd been dobbed in for drugs, inquest hears

Fearful and depressed: Peter Junghans.

Louise Hall A fast friendship took a fatal turn when Peter Junghans began to suspect his best mate Matthew Thomas, or his brother Clint Thomas, had "dobbed him in" to police.