Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Thomas Kelly death: Unfair to hear Kieren Loveridge appeal at same time as considering new sentencing guidelines, lawyer says

Louise Hall It would be unfair for the Court of Criminal Appeal to consider the government's new manslaughter sentencing guidelines at the same time as hearing an appeal against the sentence given to Kieren...

Daniel Angelos charged with attack on Simon Cramp

Simon Cramp

Louise Hall The man accused of bashing Simon Cramp in a late-night attack that ended with him being placed on life support in hospital has pleaded not guilty.

Keli Lane's conviction for murdering baby Tegan upheld

Keli Lane

Louise Hall, Paul Bibby Child killer Keli Lane will remain behind bars after an appeal court rejected a bid to quash her conviction for the murder of her newborn baby.

Simon Cramp threw first punch in George Street melee: lawyer


Louise Hall Bashing victim Simon Cramp threw the first punch during a drunken melee that ended with him being placed on life support in hospital, the lawyer for the accused says.

Christopher Estephan pleads guilty to role in Michael McGurk murder

Christopher Estephan

Louise Hall One of the men charged over the murder of Sydney businessman Michael McGurk has pleaded guilty in the NSW Supreme Court to being an accessory.

Father of Tanilla Warrick-Deaves thanks jury after Warren Ross is found guilty of toddler's murder

Tanilla Deaves.

Louise Hall Outside the NSW Supreme Court, Adrian Warrick rolled up his shirt sleeve to reveal the name Tanilla tattooed in large writing on his arm.

'Two lives thrown away' in hit-run tragedy

John Foss

Louise Hall The partner of a "lovable and eccentric" man who was deliberately run down and killed by a mentally ill friend says his death highlights the gaps in the mental health system.

'I can now look to a future without Paul Peters' name being linked to mine'

Madeline Pulver.

Paul Bibby and Louise Hall IT WAS the first time Madeleine Pulver had come face to face with her tormentor since that quiet August afternoon when he strapped a metal box to her neck with a bike lock and said: "Count to two...

Coroner refuses to absolve family of missing toddler


Louise Hall A CLOUD of suspicion will continue to hang over the family of missing toddler Rahma El-Dennaoui after a coroner found some of their behaviour was ''puzzling'' and their evidence ''troubling''.

Conman baits some big fish, collecting $8.5m


Louise Hall A FORMER flight attendant who falsely claimed to be in business with James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch conned 16 investors out of up to $8.

Rinehart dispute to kick into new year

Gina Rinehart, chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting Pty., speaks at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth, Australia, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Rinehart, the first woman to top Forbes Asia's list of Australia's richest people, said new Australian resource and energy projects are being hindered by a burdensome approvals process. Photographer: Ron D'Raine/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Gina Rinehart

Louise Hall The bitter legal dispute between Gina Rinehart and three of her children over the family's multibillion-dollar trust will continue into next year.

Rinehart's family feud enters second year

Gine Rinehart

Louise Hall The bitter legal dispute between Gina Rinehart and three of her children over the family's multibillion-dollar trust will continue into next year.

Hells Angels boss convicted of $2.1m fraud

Felix Lyle

Louise Hall Hells Angels boss Felix Lyle has pleaded guilty to attempted fraud worth more than $2.1 million.

Aunt denies saying Rahma's father threw her against a couch


Louise Hall Rahma El-Dennaoui's aunt has denied telling a friend that the missing toddler's father threw the child against a couch.

Missing Rahma: police taped family phone calls


Louise Hall Police secretly recorded telephone conversations between members of the El-Dennaoui family and their friends during an inquest into the disappearance of Rahma El-Dennaoui held earlier this year.

Slipper can't find lawyer for sex harassment hearing

Peter Slipper leaving court on Wednesday October 3rd

Louise Hall The Speaker, Peter Slipper, is representing himself in today's hearing of the sexual harassment case bought by his former media adviser James Ashby.

Newton charges dismissed

 Matthew Newton

Louise Hall ASSAULT charges against the troubled actor Matthew Newton over allegations he punched a taxi driver were dismissed on the grounds of mental illness yesterday.

'Stab me, just do it': woman pleads self-defence in death of de facto

Louise Hall A woman who stabbed her de facto partner at her Wetherill Park home has pleaded not guilty to murder on the grounds of self-defence.

Holocaust survivor rape accused to stand trial despite death of victim

Paul Bibby and Louise Hall A man accused of raping an elderly Holocaust survivor 20 years ago will face trial, despite the death of the alleged victim last year and claims that this means a fair trial is impossible.

DPP to appeal term for truckie's killer

Bob Knight.

Louise Hall THE Director of Public Prosecutions will lodge an appeal against the jail term of a minimum five years and nine months given to Mahmoud Mariam for the manslaughter of truck driver Bob Knight and...