Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Judges now required to give written reasons for issuing warrants for covert surveillance

Louise Hall Supreme Court judges are now required to give written reasons for issuing warrants authorising covert surveillance such as listening devices.

Daily Telegraph admits it was incorrect to say Rachelle Louise worked as stripper

Rachelle Louise.

Louise Hall Rachelle Louise has settled her defamation case against the Daily Telegraph, with the newspaper admitting it was incorrect to refer to her as stripper.

Rachelle Louise defamation case: she knew newspaper was calling her a model/actress

Louise Hall A tearful Rachelle Louise, in her defamation trial against Nationwide News, admitted that she hadn't properly read her messages from a journalist, that he would be calling her an "aspiring model and...

Rachelle Louise defamation trial: former girlfriend of Simon Gittany was hundreds of thousands in debt

Rachelle Louise, girlfriend of jailed murderer Simon Gittany, leaves court on Wednesday after defamation proceedings against Nationwide News.

Louise Hall Rachelle Louise has told her defamation trial she was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt as an email has emerged in which Channel Seven journalists discussed a TV boss who 'loves to party'.

Jessica Silva's brother Miguel Silva on trial for accessory to murder committed by her ex-partner James Polkinghorne

Miguel Silva, brother of Jessica Silva, arrives at the Downing Centre courts.

Louise Hall Jessica Silva's brother on trial for accessory to murder committed by her ex-partner

Wealthy Kahlbetzer family and Garvan Institute in legal fight over late socialite's estate

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Louise Hall The son of one of Australia's richest men and a leading biomedical research institute are embroiled in a legal battle over the estate of the late Sydney socialite Virginia Kahlbetzer.

Pair die in Lane Cove house fire as home engulfed by flames

Emergency services at the scene of the fire.

Louise Hall A house fire on Sydney's lower north shore that killed a man and a woman took hold within seconds, neighbours say.

Halloween party killers rewarded for being young and stupid, grieving father says

Ardavaz and Dorothy Delir with a picture of their son, Eden, who was killed at a Halloween party brawl.

Louise Hall The heartbroken father of a 17-year-old boy murdered by a group of gatecrashers at a 2010 Halloween party in western Sydney says his killers have been "rewarded" with light sentences because of their...

Ballina aged-care nurse murder accused Megan Haines had 'means, motive and opportunity'

Aged-care nurse Megan Haines, pictured, learned of two complaints against her by elderly patients the night before they were found dead.

Louise Hall Two elderly patients who died after being given fatal doses of insulin had made complaints against the aged-care nurse now accused of their murder, a court has heard.

Rachael Evans 'always wanted to be a serial killer', court told

Victim: Colleen Deborah Ayers.

Louise Hall, Patrick Begley Rachael Margaret Evans "always wanted to be a serial killer" and tried to become Ivan Milat's pen pal, a court has heard.

Sex, drugs and alcohol: last days of dead woman Colleen Deborah Ayers revealed

Victim: Colleen Deborah Ayers.

Louise Hall Sordid details of the last days of murdered woman Colleen Deborah Ayers' life have been revealed in the NSW Supreme Court.

Revealed: $2m stolen art collection was discovered in caretaker's parents' garage

Louise Hall A court judgment has revealed that art taken from Peter O'Mara's penthouse in 2010 was discovered in the garage of the suburban home of the parents of his caretaker.

Defamation case: Andrew Stoner can say Alan Jones implied he was 'stupid, weak and gutless'

Sydney radio host Alan Jones.

Louise Hall Former NSW deputy Premier Andrew Stoner can claim broadcaster Alan Jones implied he was a "stupid, weak and gutless person" who gave preferential treatment to mining and resources companies...

Mother became concerned after Colleen Deborah Ayers didn't phone, court hears

Victim: Colleen Deborah Ayers.

Louise Hall Judith Green became concerned about her adult stepdaughter Colleen Deborah "Debbie" Ayers when the 33-year-old failed to phone on a young relative's birthday, a court has heard.

Alleged terrorist sympathiser Milad bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai seeks bail for colonoscopy

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Louise Hall Alleged terrorist sympathiser Milad bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai has been unsuccessful in a bid for bail on the grounds he needs a colonoscopy for suspected ulcerative colitis or Crohn's...

Alan Jones sued for defamation by Andrew Stoner

Sued: Alan Jones.

Louise Hall Former NSW deputy Premier Andrew Stoner says broadcaster Alan Jones defamed him by saying he "sold out" his farming constituency and gave favourable treatment to mining and resources companies.

Maurice Van Ryn's behaviour towards 10 boys and girls 'predatory', court told

Guilty plea: Former Bega Cheese boss Maurice van Ryn.

Stephanie Gardiner, Louise Hall One child was in a pool, another was playing computer games and one young boy was in a car.

Disgraced former minister Ian Macdonald declares he is innocent of misconduct charges

Ian Macdonald arrives at the  ICAC hearing in 2013.

Louise Hall Disgraced former Labor minister Ian Macdonald says he is "completely innocent" of misconduct charges relating to the corrupt granting of mining exploration licences in the Hunter Valley.

Stephanie Scott murder: Canowindra families share their pain over children's murders

Louise Hall The family of Chris Noble, 27, who was killed in an explosion last year, have reached out to the family of Stephanie Scott, who was murdered last Friday.

Gordon Wood to give evidence for the first time

Gordon Wood: Will finally appear in court.

Louise Hall Gordon Wood, the man who was convicted then acquitted of murdering his girlfriend Caroline Byrne, will for the first time give evidence in court in his case against the state for malicious...