Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Appeal bench to decide on Gordon Wood's future

Gordon Wood.

Louise Hall THE Court of Appeal will decide whether Gordon Wood should walk free from prison, face a retrial or remain behind bars after the hearing of his appeal against his conviction for the murder in 1995 of...

Cage fighter charged over 'vicious' Ivy assault


Saffron Howden, Rachel Olding, Louise Hall A CAGE fighter and security guard at one of Sydney's most popular nightclubs will appear in court today following the alleged ''vicious'' bashing of a club patron, 19-year-old Nicholas Barsoum.

Ivy to reopen after guards charged over 'basement beating'

Justin Hemmes

Stephanie Gardiner and Louise Hall Sydney hotel tycoon Justin Hemmes's popular city night spot Ivy has been forced to close for three days after security guards allegedly kicked, punched and gagged a man, with hotel management accused...

Wife thought delivery man sex was with her husband


Louise Hall A WOMAN who had sex with a takeaway food delivery driver under the misapprehension she was with her husband says a jury's guilty verdict has restored her right to sleep in her own bed.

Charif Kazal accused of intimidation at ICAC inquiry


Louise Hall THE Independent Commission Against Corruption has widened its inquiry into the relationship between a Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority executive and the Kazal family after Charif Kazal was accused...

Woman to sue after sponge left in her body


Louise Hall Courts A WOMAN claims a grapefruit-size sponge lay inside her abdomen for more than 15 years after a North Shore surgeon failed to remove it during an operation on her bowel.

Hamzy admits plotting kidnap on phone smuggled into jail

Louise Hall A man deemed to be one of the state's most dangerous prisoners, Bassam Hamzy, has pleaded guilty to running a major drug ring and masterminding an interstate kidnapping on a mobile phone smuggled...

Doctor shows 'no remorse', says prosecutor

Generic pic of a doctor.

Louise Hall A FORMER doctor convicted of removing a woman's genitals without her consent and indecently assaulting two other female patients has shown ''no remorse'' and ''considers himself above the law'', the...

Damages awarded to family of mauled girl

Tyra Kuehne

Louise Hall A RURAL council ordered to pay almost $130,000 in damages to the family of a four-year-old girl mauled to death by a neighbour's dogs says the judgment is a ''no win'' situation for local governments.

Widow granted dead man's sperm plans IVF trip

Jocelyn Edwards

Louise Hall A WOMAN'S quest to have her dead husband's baby will head interstate or overseas after the NSW Supreme Court found his sperm was her ''property'' but state laws prohibit her from using it to conceive...

Bridge stunt chokes city

Mick Fox

Saffron Howden, Louise Hall, and Dylan Welch THE private pain of a troubled man rang out from Sydney's iconic bridge and struck at its congested heart.

Ibrahim to be tried for conspiracy to murder

Louise Hall THE brother of the Kings Cross nightclub owner John Ibrahim has been committed to stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to murder John Macris.

Club fight led to shooting, murder plot, court told

Louise Hall A FIGHT in the upmarket Ivy nightclub fuelled a feud between the Ibrahim and Macris families, leading to the near-fatal shooting of Fadi Ibrahim and an alleged retaliatory murder plot against John...

Ibrahim dirty laundry aired in court claims

John Ibrahim

Louise Hall Courts AFTER his brother Fadi was almost killed in a hail of gunfire, Michael Ibrahim allegedly thought the family should reassert its standing or else ''people will think they can take the Cross''.

Confusion in Villawood riot case


Louise Hall THE magistrate hearing charges stemming from a riot at Villawood yesterday declared himself unable to deal with the legal questions raised by seven immigration detainees charged with criminal...

'Selfless love' motivated suffocation of partner

David Mathers

Louise Hall A RETIRED teacher who suffocated his chronically ill partner of 22 years will not go to jail after a Supreme Court judge found he acted out of ''selfless love'' and ordered his two-year prison...

Face 'went blank' after punch, court told


Louise Hall AN IRISH backpacker who was punched during an alcohol-fuelled fight in a takeaway shop in Coogee ''went blank'' before he slumped in a doorway and stopped breathing, a court heard yesterday.

High heels tripper lands happily on her feet in court

Louise Hall A SYDNEY woman has been awarded $62,500 in damages from a hotel after a judge ruled she was ''entitled'' to wear high heels.

Killing was act of love, court told

Louise Hall Courts A RETIREE who suffocated his chronically ill partner of 22 years killed her out of ''selfless love'' and deserves compassion, the NSW Supreme Court was told yesterday.

Waterlow verdict: victims of a system powerless to protect


Louise Hall THE families of people with psychiatric illnesses are powerless to protect themselves from violent behaviour and the mental health system needs an urgent overhaul, the partner of the slain Sydney art...