Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Slipper accuser stays quiet in latest turn

Louise Hall IN ANOTHER twist to the sexual harassment case against Peter Slipper, his accuser wants to keep secret his reasons why the Federal Court should dismiss the Speaker's attempt to have the matter thrown...

Ashby lawyer ordered to pay tax office $750,000 says deductions had been legitimate

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Louise Hall The high-profile lawyer representing the staffer suing Peter Slipper and who ran the sexual harassment claims for publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk against retailer David Jones and Christina Rich against...

Corrupt benefits for security contracts, ICAC hears

Louise Hall A security consultant engaged by several NSW government agencies allegedly received corrupt payments from a security firm to help win tenders for large contracts such as the Art Gallery of NSW,...

ABC ordered to pay $190,000 after identifying the Star's high-rollers

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Louise Hall THE ABC has admitted it used confidential information belonging to the Star casino when it broadcast the names and gambling habits of two international high-rollers and aired details of internal...

Shopping centre clash sparked KFC car park gunfight, court hears

Louise Hall Some witnesses giving evidence in a murder trial over the death of a truck driver may have lied on oath because they feared being labelled ‘‘dogs’’ within their community, a jury has been told.

Bank analyst appeals $6m fees ruling

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Louise Hall A FORMER Commonwealth Bank business analyst ordered to pay almost $6 million in legal fees after losing a sexual harassment suit against her former employer has only a mobile phone and a computer to...

Survivor contestant stabbed ex-girlfriend almost 30 times: court


Louise Hall A woman has told a court how her ex-boyfriend, an Australian Survivor contestant, tried to kill her and himself, telling her he "wanted to die together so we could be together for eternity".

Shorten to apply to put health union in administration: court

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Louise Hall The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, intends to place the scandal-plagued Health Service Union into administration, the Federal Court has been told this morning.

Woman hurt during sex on work trip entitled to compo: court


Louise Hall A public servant injured on a work trip while having sex with an acquaintance at a motel is entitled to compensation, a court has found.

'You are a coward': father hits out at Skye's killer

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Louise Hall The father of toddler Skye Sassine has told a court how his daughter died in his arms after the family's car was hit by an armed robber leading police on a high-speed pursuit.

Rinehart siblings 'not fit and proper persons to be trustees', court papers reveal


Paul Bibby and Louise Hall Gina Rinehart offered to pay one of her daughters a quarterly amount of money if she immediately withdrew from the legal action against her mother, court documents, just released, show.

Couple's adopted son 'bad but mad', murder case hears


Louise Hall A man is on trial for the 2000 murder of Sydney couple Pam and Bill Weightman, whose deaths were wrongly attributed to a car accident.

Barmaid killer pleads guilty 25 years later

Louise Hall Almost 25 years since barmaid Nella Celeste Poli was killed in her inner west home, the main suspect has pleaded guilty to murder.

Teenager admits machete murder


Louise Hall A teenager has pleaded guilty to the machete murder of a man who had been defending his mother during a Sydney home invasion.

Gordon Wood acquitted of murdering Caroline Byrne


Lisa Davies, Louise Hall and Paul Bibby Gordon Wood's murder conviction has been quashed, an appeal court today acquitting him of killing his girlfriend Caroline Byrne 16 years ago.

Judges to hand down Gordon Wood appeal decision

Louise Hall and Lisa Davies THREE appeal judges will reveal on Friday whether Gordon Wood's appeal against his conviction for the 1995 murder of his model girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, is successful.

Rinehart applies for new secrecy order

Louise Hall Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, has made a fresh application for a suppression order in the case concerning the feud embroiling her family.

Bikies jailed over Sydney Airport brawl

Louise Hall Two Commanchero bikies involved in the violence at Sydney Airport in which Anthony Zervas was murdered have been jailed today.

Bikie shot dead after San Souci street brawl: court


Louise Hall A member of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang was gunned down outside his Sans Souci apartment after he and two associates were involved in a brawl with the gunman yesterday, court documents say.

Ex-Scottish baron convicted of murder plot invokes ancient law in release bid

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Louise Hall THE former Scottish baron Malcolm Huntley Potier, who is in jail for twice plotting to murder his former de facto wife, has launched a fresh attempt to gain his freedom under the ancient law of...