Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

One-punch killer Loveridge appeals to High Court over doubled sentence

Louise Hall Keiran Loveridge, the youth who killed Sydney teenager Thomas Kelly with a single, savage punch to the head, has taken his case to the High Court, arguing his sentence should not have been doubled on...

Accused murderer Lian Bin 'Robert' Xie to apply for bail after trial aborted

Trial aborted: Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie.

Louise Hall A third trial is scheduled to begin early next year and is estimated to take six months.

Ilie Istudor trained in Romanian army before shooting strata manager, court told

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Louise Hall An octogenarian pensioner who shot a strata manager with a shortened rifle had trained in the Romanian army and has a history of mental illness, a court has heard.

Serial offender fined $225,000 for illegally dumping asbestos waste


Louise Hall Serial dumper Dib Hanna has been fined $225,000 for illegally dumping 90 tonnes of building waste including asbestos in Picnic Point, in Sydney's south west.

Robert Xie trial over Lin family murders aborted

Trial aborted: Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie.

Louise Hall The trial of Lian Bian "Robert" Xie for the murder of five members of the Lin family has been aborted for the second time.

Elderly farmer fined $140,000 for illegal land clearing investigated by his alleged murder victim Glen Turner

Glen Turner.

Louise Hall The 79-year-old farmer accused of murdering environmental compliance officer Glen Turner has been fined $140,000 for illegal land clearing, an offence his alleged victim had investigated.

Car park and Sydney council could pay millions over Thomas Lee's car-plunge death

Wife suffers psychological collapse: Thomas Lee's widow Michele Lee leaves the Coroner's Court in Glebe with her lawyer during the inquest in 2008.

Louise Hall A woman who watched in horror as her husband reversed through the safety barrier of a Haymarket car park, plunging 9m to his death, has won the right to millions of dollars in damages for...

Mary Touma's killer gets three more years' jail after appeal against sentence

Killed: Mary Touma.

Louise Hall A drunk cyclist who killed a Sydney grandmother by shoving her over because she "got in my way" will spend an extra three years behind bars after the Crown successfully argued his sentence was too...

Young sailor hog-tied and raped at his navy 'farewell ceremony', court martial told

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Louise Hall A young male sailor was allegedly hog-tied, raped, assaulted with a rubber chicken and smeared with Vegemite and deep heat on his buttocks and genitals by a group of able seamen as part of a...

Police have not ruled out abduction as missing boy's chance of survival diminishes

Searchers have spent the night combing bushland at 
Kendall for William Tyrell, aged three, who was last seen about 10.30am 
yesterday (Friday 12 September) in the front yard of his home on Benaroon 
Drive. Photo: Supplied by Police 

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Louise Hall, Ben Cooper, Kate Dwyer Police have not ruled out abduction as the desperate search for a three-year-old boy missing on the state's mid north coast since Friday morning failed to turn up any clues.

Matthew Milat loses bid to appeal against record sentence for murdering friend in Belanglo forest

Convicted murderer: Matthew Milat after being sentenced in 2012.

Louise Hall Matthew Milat's bid to special leave to appeal his 43 year head sentence for murder refused by High Court

Hospital breached privacy rules by releasing woman's details to ex-husband

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has breached privacy rules by giving woman's medical records to ex-husband, a tribunal finds.

Louise Hall A mother of two says a Sydney hospital released sensitive details about her health to her hostile former husband, who used it against her in his attempt to gain sole custody of their children.

Accused murderer Mahmoud Barakat granted bail despite history of breaches

Louise Hall A man charged with the murder of a man gunned down while bringing in rubbish bins at his home in Sydney's west has been granted bail despite a history of breaching his bail conditions.

James Ashby to foot own legal bill in sexual harassment suit against Peter Slipper

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Louise Hall James Ashby will no longer have the costs of his sexual harassment suit against Peter Slipper paid for by the former speaker.

Half a million dollar fine for Cootes Transport a wake-up call for transport companies, says Roads Minister Duncan Gay

Duncan Gay, who has called for rigorous testing to prevent further safety breaches.

Jacob Saulwick, Louise Hall The NSW Roads Minister has seized on a half-million dollar fine issued to a trucking company to renew calls for more stringent inspection standards across the country.

Cootes ordered to pay $525,000 for safety breaches after fatal Sydney tanker crash

Fireball: the tanker crash that claimed two lives in Mona Vale last October.

Louise Hall, Jacob Saulwick A trucking company involved in a fatal tanker crash on the northern beaches has been ordered to pay $525,305 for hundreds of road safety breaches.

Wife of suspected Islamic State fighter arrested at airport carrying cash and supplies, court told

Mohamed Elomar, suspected to be in Syria or Iraq; his wife has been charged with supporting incursions into a foreign state.

Louise Hall Police say they have phone records and surveillance footage to back up their case against the wife of suspected Islamic State fighter Mohamed Elomar.

Accused murderer Tony Halloun admits inventing story about armed robbery to get out of jail

Victim Shahnaz Qidwai with her husband Khalid Qidwai.

Louise Hall COURTSA debt-ridden Sydney tradesman who allegedly beat a grandmother to death in her northern suburbs mansion has denied telling her husband "I will win in the end" during an argument over money the...

Solicitor accused of using dead client's MCC membership prosecuted for misconduct

Queue jumper: Denis Manning Anderson.

Louise Hall A Sydney lawyer allegedly caught using the identity of a dead client to access the prized Members Reserve at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during AFL grand finals is being prosecuted for misconduct.

Sandy Street ordered to pay for ex-wife's Porsche and apartment

Borrowed money in 2006: Sandy Street.

Louise Hall Prominent barrister Alexander "Sandy" Whistler Street's court-ordered repayments to his ex-mother-in-law have been reduced to help him stave off potential bankruptcy.