Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Neglectful drug addict mother to get daughter's victims compo money

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Louise Hall Her severely disabled daughter was brutally assaulted by her then de facto husband while she was absent and abusing drugs.

Keli Lane's last hope of overturning her murder conviction

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Louise Hall Baby killer Keli Lane's last hope of overturning her murder conviction will be heard in the highest court in the land on Friday.

Hockey's defamation suit against Fairfax Media to be heard by judge alone

Louise Hall Treasurer Joe Hockey's defamation suit against Fairfax Media will be heard by a judge alone after both parties decided not to push for a jury trial.

Former High Court judge Mary Gaudron wins battle over mother's will

Louise Hall The estranged sister of trailblazing former High Court judge Mary Gaudron has lost her battle for a share in their mother's small estate.

Car wash king Anthony Sahade fined for underpaying hundreds of vulnerable workers

Louise Hall Car wash king Anthony Sahade has been caught underpaying hundreds of vulnerable workers at his chain of Crystal Carwash Cafes around Sydney to the tune of almost $180,000.

Accused murderer Robert Xie was motivated by sex, money and pride, court hears

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Louise Hall Accused murderer Robert Xie was motivated by sex, money and pride, court hears.

Xie jurors urged to consider sexual abuse claims dispassionately

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Louise Hall The barrister for accused killer Lian Bin "Robert" Xie says new allegations of sexual assault against his client may trigger an "emotional" response and "desire to punish" but he urged jurors to...

Robert Xie had a sexual motive for killing Lin family, court hears

 Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie and his wife, Kathy Lin.

Louise Hall Accused murderer Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie had a "sexual motive" for the violent killing of five members of the Lin family, a NSW Supreme Court jury has heard.

Lin family murders motivated by 'intense bitterness and hatred'

Louise Hall The violent murder of five members of the Lin family was motivated by "intense bitterness and hatred" and carried out by an assailant who had a front door key and was familiar with the layout of...

Lin family killer used a key to their house, court told

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Louise Hall The violent murder of five members of the Lin family was motivated by ‘‘intense bitterness and hatred’’ and carried out by an assailant familiar with the layout of their North...

Lin family murder case like a 'jigsaw puzzle', court told

Louise Hall The murder case against Robert Xie is like a ‘‘jigsaw puzzle’’ with each piece of evidence fitting together to give the whole picture, Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi,...

Gregory Hill jailed for violent murder of stepson Jakob Brown, 2

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Louise Hall The actions of child protection authorities will be scrutinised by an inquest into the death of a toddler who was viciously bashed and murdered by his stepfather after several notifications of...

Nathan Chaina's family ordered to pay Scots College $8 million in legal fees

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Louise Hall, Paul Bibby The half a million dollar payout to the parents of a Sydney teenager who died on a school camp has been dwarfed by the $8.3 million costs order made against them following an 11-year legal battle.

Gregory Hill jailed for violent murder of stepson Jakob Brown, 2

'Gorgeous': Toddler Jakob Brown, murdered by his stepfather, Gregory Wayne Hill.

Louise Hall  A Sydney man who inflicted "wanton violence" on his two-year-old stepson and let him suffer extreme pain for hours before killing him with a blow to the head has been sentenced to at least 20...

Judge Neilson thrown off case, still facing disciplinary action by judicial commission

Louise Hall The judicial watchdog's inquiry into judge Garry Neilson has been enhanced by an appeals court decision on Wednesday to strip him of the case, finding he was "clearly in error" when he compared...

Judge Garry Neilson who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality 'clearly in error', appeal judges find

Judge Garry Neilson in 2003.

Louise Hall A judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality when he rejected evidence of years of sexual abuse by a man against his younger sister was "clearly in error" and the trial should be...

Elderly man charged with murder of Environment and Heritage worker near Moree

Police block off the road at Talga Lane on the Newell Highway at Croppa Creek, north of Moree, after Tuesday's fatal shooting.

Megan Levy, Louise Hall The shooting death of an Environment and Heritage worker on a property in northern NSW has left two communities in mourning and a family without their much-loved husband and father, according to the...

HIV case: Convicted man gets second chance at appeal after judge bias ruled

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Louise Hall A man who says his former partner had unprotected sex with him despite knowing he was HIV positive will have a second chance to challenge his conviction after an appeal court found a judge's comments...

Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim to get new parole hearing, costs

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Louise Hall Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim will get a second chance at parole after a "slip up" by authorities meant he was denied access to adverse intelligence allegedly obtained by prison bosses.