Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Morgan Huxley murder accused absent from court hearing

Louise Hall The man accused of the murder of Neutral Bay businessman Morgan Huxley did not appear in court when his matter was mentioned in Central Local Court on Tuesday morning.

Shaun McNeil refused bail over Daniel Christie murder charge

Daniel Christie

Louise Hall Self-proclaimed mixed martial arts fighter Shaun McNeil chose not to appear in court to face a charge of murder over the death of 18-year-old Daniel Christie in Kings Cross on New Year's Eve.

Waterlow case: coroner suggests changes to NSW mental health laws

Anthony Waterlow

Louise Hall A coroner has recommended major changes to the state's mental health laws to protect family and friends from the "emotional harm" caused by people who have a mental illness.

Farhad Qaumi arrest: Brothers 4 Life shootings linked to power struggle, police say

Farhad Qaumi

Louise Hall Behind bars may be the safest place for Farhad Qaumi.

Police claim to know about all Sydney shootings after Brothers 4 Life arrests

Brothers 4 Life

Amy McNeilage, Megan Levy, Louise Hall Police say they know what occurred at almost every shooting in Sydney over the past 12 months. But the challenge has been sticking charges to those who pulled the triggers.

Violent streets: family of king hit victim push for sentencing reforms

Ralph and Kathy Kelly

Rachel Olding, Louise Hall The Attorney-General has shown tentative support for sentencing reforms proposed by the family of king hit victim Thomas Kelly despite a former Director of Public Prosecutions' doubts over the...

Computer failure adds to ambulance patients' pain

Louise Hall The Ambulance Service of NSW was forced to seek a cash bailout from the government after its new electronic billing system malfunctioned, meaning $7.5 million in invoices could not be sent out.

Couple charged after 80km police chase on M1

Police car with lights flasing.

Louise Hall An 18-year-old learner driver led police on an 80km chase reaching speeds of up to 170km/h.

Woman snatched off Cleveland Street, Surry Hills in attempted sex assault

Louise Hall A woman screamed and managed to fight off a man accused of snatching her off Cleveland Street at Surry Hills at 8pm on Saturday night and attempting to sexually assault her.

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.