Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rinehart's family feud enters second year

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...

Round one to Jones as government rejects special status for O'Shane

Broadcaster Alan Jones

Louise Hall THE state government has intervened in the defamation case brought by the magistrate Pat O'Shane against Radio 2GB over comments made by its top-rating broadcaster Alan Jones.

Man who shot trucker Bob Knight jailed

Bob Knight.

Louise Hall The man who fired the shot that killed truck driver Bob Knight has been given a non-parole jail sentence of five years and nine months.

I'm an artist: ex-officer who posted teen photos on porn site

Louise Hall A former police officer who has admitted doctoring photos of teenage girls he met through a church youth group and posted them on a pornographic website says he likes to think of himself as an...

Lin killings: my husband did not need money, wife tells court

Kathy Lin, wife of Robert Xie

Louise Hall Kathy Lin, the wife of the man accused of killing five members of the Lin family, has cast doubt on the case, saying her husband did not need money, nor was he envious of her brother and his...

Dad's dog a reminder of our loss, truckie's children tell court

Bob Knights wife, Jeanette Knight of Belconnen.

Louise Hall The son and daughter of truck driver Bob Knight say their lives were destroyed the night a stray bullet from a gunfight between two rival gangs killed their father.

Jail would 'destroy' former MP, court told

Karyn Paluzzano

Louise Hall After finding decapitated rabbits on her doorstep, receiving death threats, suffering a breakdown and losing her political career, Karyn Paluzzano has reinvented herself as an English teacher to...

Teen shot in stomach sues police

Louise Hall A teenager, who was shot by police who were called to an alleged violent invasion at his home in western Sydney, is suing the NSW Police Force for damages.

Ex-officer's trial aborted after juror fell asleep

Louise Hall The trial of a former police officer on more than 50 child sex and pornography charges has been aborted after one of the jury members kept falling asleep.

Raw prawn theft accusation costs Coles $52,900

Louise Hall Coles Supermarkets has been ordered to pay $52,900 in damages to a customer wrongly accused of stealing raw prawns from its Lane Cove store.

Union in crisis: HSU hearing expedited

Kathy Jackson

Louise Hall An appeal by union boss Kathy Jackson against a court decision to place the Health Services Union East branch into administration has been expedited and is likely to be heard next month.

Ashby text messages allowed as evidence

Louise Hall The Commonwealth and Peter Slipper will be able to use text messages sent between James Ashby and his alleged co-conspirators as evidence in support of their abuse of application set down for Monday.