Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Mum sues police after son kills himself in caged wagon

Louise Hall The mother of a man who killed himself in the back of a police wagon is suing the NSW Police for failing to detect he was carrying a pistol.

Artist Martin Sharp tells Cranbrook school hands off estate

Martin Sharp inside his studio at his Bellevue Hill home, Wirian.

Louise Hall, Lucy Macken The dying wish of Australia's greatest pop artist, Martin Sharp, was that his grand, heritage listed home "Wirian" in Bellevue Hill be preserved and used for exhibiting and continuing his iconic work.

Talal Alameddine fighting NSW Crime Commission's investigation into the murder of Curtis Cheng

Talal Alameddine is arrested by police on Thursday October 7 in relation to the murder of Curtis Cheng on October 2.

Louise Hall The man charged with supplying the gun that killed police accountant Curtis Cheng is fighting efforts by the NSW Crime Commission to force him to appear at a secret hearing.

Adam Brewer not guilty of murdering estate agent Vissa Esan due to mental illness

Real-estate agent Vissa Esan and his wife Shanika Dona. Mr Esan was fatally stabbed by Adam James Brewer in March 2014.

Louise Hall A man who fatally stabbed Sydney real-estate agent and father-to-be Vissa Esan had been discharged from a psychiatric hospital just two days earlier.

Police officer Andrew Clarke fined for driving without licence for 25 years


Louise Hall A senior NSW detective ­arrested for alleged drink driving was found to have not held a driver's licence for more than 20 years.

Marlene Barry, 72, in court on $150,000 Meals on Wheels theft charge

A Sydney woman has been charged with stealing $150,000 from The Benevolent Society.

Louise Hall A former employee at Australia's oldest charity allegedly pocketed almost $150,000 in cash payments for Meals on Wheels services over more than six years.

Man guilty of raping and murdering Little Bay pensioner Doris Fenbow in 1988

Man found guilty of raping and murdering Little Bay pensioner Doris Fenbow in 1988

Patrick Begley, Louise Hall He claimed he had been forced to rape pensioner Doris Fenbow, who was then nearly 50 years older than him.

Salem Mehajer leaves court in Burwood

Louise Hall RAW VISION: Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has agreed to stay away from personal trainer Bruce Herat until charges of intimidation come before the court next month.

Salim Mehajer agrees to stay away from Bruce Herat, father of Lindt cafe survivor

Salim Mahajer arrives at Burwood Local Court on Thursday.

Louise Hall Controversial Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has agreed to stay away from personal trainer Bruce Herat until charges of intimidation come before the court next month.

Parents of pedestrian Cathy Pracy vow to 'never forgive' drink driver who killed her

Gary Kelley and Catherine Pracy at a Tough Mudder event. Photo: Facebook

Louise Hall A P-plate driver whose ute struck and killed a pedestrian couple in Rozelle had a blood-alcohol reading four times the full-licence limit and cocaine and ecstasy in his system.

James Ian Longworth, the man who felled bouncer with one-punch 'not aggressive' court told

James Ian Longworth, second from left, leaves the Downing Centre District Court.

Louise Hall A Sydney man accused of throwing a "haymaker" punch that floored a bouncer has been described as "the nicest guy in the world".

Harriet Wran will face trial for murder of drug dealer Daniel McNulty

Harriet Wran during the funeral of her father Neville Wran.

Louise Hall Harriet Wran, the daughter of the late former premier Neville Wran, will stand trial for the murder of a drug dealer.

Accused claims he was forced to rape elderly woman; denies murder


Louise Hall A man charged with the rape and murder of an elderly woman 27 years ago has accepted his DNA was found on her body.

Eminent jurist Keith Mason to mediate family dispute over Neville Wran's $40 million fortune

Neville and Jill Hickson Wran in 2008.

Louise Hall The parties warring over Neville Wran's $40m fortune have until November 20 to privately settle.

Parramatta shooting: Curtis Cheng's family pay tribute to 'loving man'

Curtis Cheng, left, and his family.

Louise Hall The heartbroken family of slain police accountant Curtis Cheng have described him as a "kind, gentle and loving" man who "always put his family first".

Harassed in court: domestic violence victim's agony compounded by justice system

Jennifer Kokany, of Taree, who is a victim of domestic violence.

Louise Hall A 69-year-old grandmother says domestic violence victims are given short shrift by a process that denies them a voice in court and favours perpetrators who can afford private legal representation.