Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Paul Darren Mulvihill appealing conviction and sentence for domestic violence murder of Rachelle Yeo

Louise Hall Former rugby player Paul Mulvihill is appealing his conviction and sentence for the stabbing murder of his former lover Rachelle Yeo.

Police appeal for information over suspicious death of man found in Glebe's Wentworth Park

A man's body has been found at Wentworth Park in Glebe, Sydney. Photo by Anna Kucera

Louise Hall Police are appealing for information surrounding the death of a man who's body was found face-down in a popular inner-city park on Saturday.

Barrister Charles Waterstreet probed for contempt of court over social media posts in murder trial

Charles Waterstreet (left) arrives at the murder trial of Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara in July.

Louise Hall High-profile criminal barrister Charles Waterstreet may face contempt of court charges for alleged social media posts which had the potential to prejudice the trial of his client Glen McNamara and...

Socialite Lisa Stockbridge jailed for supplying cocaine and ecstasy

Sydney socialite and drug dealer Lisa Stockbridge enters the Downing Centre for her sentencing hearing last month.

Louise Hall Sydney publicist and socialite Lisa Stockbridge says she is "sincerely regretful" for her double life as a drug dealer to almost 200 inner city and eastern suburbs clients, describing it as an...

Mamdouh Elomar and Ibrahim Elomar win right to travel overseas amid bribery allegations

Mamdouh Elomar, left, and his brother Ibrahim Elomar, centre, arrive at the Supreme Court for a bail hearing on Tuesday.

Louise Hall The father and uncle of an Australian terrorist, who are both accused of bribing Iraqi officials, have been allowed to travel overseas to certain countries after successfully applying to have their...

Family Court bombings: Accused Leonard Warwick to remain in jail until October

Police arrest Leonard John Warwick at a Campbelltown rehabilitation gym on the outskirts of Sydney in front of several other patients in their 60s and 70s. Photo: NSW Police.

Louise Hall Leonard John Warwick, the man accused of the Family Court bombings, will remain behind bars until at least October.

District Courts 'crisis': 2000 criminal matters awaiting a trial date due to judge shortage

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Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn, Emma Partridge Almost 2000 criminal matters are awaiting trial dates due in part to a shortage of judges following retirements and funding cuts as the judicial system reaches a "state of crisis".

Incest, paedophilia, homosexuality comments: Judge Garry Neilson 'seriously undermined public confidence'

District Court Judge Garry Neilson 'seriously undermined public confidence in the judiciary' a Judicial Commission has heard.

Louise Hall A Sydney judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality brought the District Court into disrepute and should be reprimanded, the judicial watchdog has heard.

Accused tax evader Michael Issakidis to receive $624,000 from taxpayer following spending spree

Michael Issakidis, who will have at least $624,000 in legal fees refunded courtesy of the taxpayer.

Louise Hall A millionaire businessman charged over an alleged $63 million tax-evasion and money-laundering scheme can't afford to pay his legal bills after blowing millions of dollars on luxury cars, boats and...

Double murderer Corey Breen's chilling prediction: The monster will surface

Debbie Breen, mother of double murderer Corey Breen, leaves the Supreme Court with friends and family following a sentence hearing on Friday.

Louise Hall Four days before his 23rd birthday, Corey Alan Breen wrote a letter to his mother, Debbie Breen.

Corey Breen on way to kill mother after murdering father and stepmother, court hears

Debbie Breen, mother of double murderer Corey Breen, with friends and family, leave the Supreme Court following a sentence hearing on Friday.

Louise Hall "I am the mother of a murderer. How does a mother start to right this?"

Incest, paedophilia and homosexuality comments: inquiry into Judge Garry Neilson to be headed by colleague

Judge Garry Neilson.

Paul Bibby, Louise Hall The fate of a judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality is set to be decided by a three-member panel that includes his former District Court colleague.

Intellectually disabled man asks Supreme Court to set aside consorting conviction

Louise Hall Charlie Maxwell Forster was jailed as the first person convicted under the state's controversial consorting laws, but the case of the intellectually disabled man isn't finished yet.

Marcela Castaneda found not guilty of manslaughter of fiance Gregory Peck

Shook violently: Marcela Castaneda.

Stephanie Gardiner, Louise Hall Marcela Castaneda has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of her fiance Gregory Peck. She successfully argued she acted in self defence when she fatally stabbed him during a fight about...

Ethnic press baron Theo Skalkos charged with committing an act of indecency

Louise Hall The controversial ethnic press baron Theo Skalkos has been charged with committing an act of indecency with a teenager.

Calls for beef to be banished along with pork from Liverpool Council's interfaith lunch

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Louise Hall, Natalie O'Brien The furore surrounding the meat to be served at Liverpool Council's first Christian Orthodox Interfaith lunch has grown with a prominent Hindu saying beef should also be off the menu.

Prison guard Sharon Yarnton denied bail over bizarre alleged murder attempt of husband

Prison guard Sharon Yarnton, left, is accused of attempting to murder her husband Dean.

Louise Hall Details of Facebook messages sent by a female prison guard accused of masterminding the attempted murder of her husband have emerged as she failed in her bid to be released on bail.

Nathan Rees' ex-lover Fiona Field plans to sue former NSW premier for abuse of his position as MP

Louise Hall The ex-mistress of former premier Nathan Rees says she plans to sue him for abusing his position as an MP and misusing confidential information.

Sydney wife wins right to collect dying husband's sperm but ordered not to use it


Louise Hall Da Yong Chen was a 45-year-old father of one when he experienced severe chest pain on the morning of July 6.

Victim Rights

Claire McFarlane's long battle for justice after rape in France

Heavy cost: Rape victim Claire McFarlane.

Louise Hall A week shy of the 16th anniversary of a vicious rape and bashing in Paris that left her clinging to life, Claire McFarlane is celebrating a deeply personal achievement.