Paul Bibby

Paul Bibby

Paul Bibby is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Overcrowded jails: People held in temporary facilities for days, says NSW Law Society

Paul Bibby People are being kept in temporary jail facilities with no natural light and with limited shower access for up to four days while others are kept in even more rudimentary police cells without seeing...

Lin murders: wife of accused killer Robert Xie says she cannot remember details from day bodies were discovered

Kathy Lin outside the Supreme Court this week.

Paul Bibby The wife of accused murderer Lian Bin "Robert" Xie has told his trial she cannot remember key details from the day she discovered that five members of her extended family had been killed.

Robert Xie didn't leave home on night Lin family killed, Kathy Lin tells court

Kathy Lin outside the NSW Supreme Court this week.

Paul Bibby The wife of accused murderer, Lian Bin Xie has told his trial that he did not leave their bed at any time on the night he allegedly beat and strangled five members of her family to death.

Alleged forced adoption: Sydney mother Lynda Yarnold sues St Vincent de Paul and Sisters of Mercy

Justice dinkus.

Paul Bibby A Sydney woman who says she was forced to put her newborn baby up for adoption and then had her chest bound to prevent breastfeeding has reached an in-principle settlement with St Vincent de Paul and...

Families were very close, Kathy Lin tells court in murder trial of her husband Robert Xie

Robert Xie's wife Kathy Lin arrives at the Supreme Court during the trial.

Paul Bibby The wife of accused murderer Lian Bin "Robert" Xie has told his trial the couple had a "very close" relationship with her brother's family before five of them were beaten and strangled to death in...

Comrie Cullen told friends she had secret fund to 'escape' husband, court hears

Comrie Cullen's body was found near the car park of a fishing club in Taren Point.

Paul Bibby Prior to her death, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, Sydney woman Comrie Cullen told friends she was collecting a secret fund in a bid to "escape" from him, a court has heard.

Bernard Spicer jailed for 24 years for murder of NSW solicitor Katie Foreman

Katie Foreman's killer has been jailed for 24 years.

Paul Bibby The man who was paid a paltry sum to help light the house fire that incinerated NSW solicitor Katie Foreman has been sentenced to at least 24 years in jail.

Comrie Cullen murder trial: Christopher Cullen texted sister 'sorry can't cope with the lies no more' before killing estranged wife, court hears

Christopher Cullen has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter, but not murder, of his estranged wife Comrie.

Paul Bibby The night before his estranged wife Comrie was murdered Christopher Cullen barbecued for his family and settled down to watch the Australian Open tennis on television.

Masseur pleads guilty to rape: Qing Cai (David) Wang had sex without consent and assaulted client

Qing Cai

Paul Bibby A massage therapist from Sydney's lower north shore has pleaded guilty to raping a client and indecently assaulting another after a judge ruled the jury could hear details of his indecent assault of...

Coroner to investigate whether Sydney man Jimmy James received adequate care at Westmead Hospital

Paul Bibby The NSW Coroner's Court will investigate whether a western Sydney father received appropriate hospital care after he suffered severe internal injuries during a fight with his neighbours.

Park site saved as Land and Environment Court overturns Newcastle development in decision with state-wide implications

Paul Bibby The NSW Land an Environment Court has overturned a controversial plan to build a function centre in a Newcastle park, setting an important precedent for future attempts to develop recreational space...

Mona Vale truck crash: Cootes Transport funded re-enactment

Paul Bibby A re-enactment of the accident that forms crucial evidence in the case was entirely funded by the company that employed the driver.

Fatal Mona Vale truck crash: Doubt cast on re-enactment evidence

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

Paul Bibby Crucial re-enactment evidence in the case of a fatal truck crash on Sydney's northern beaches was entirely funded by Cootes Transport, employer of the truck driver facing multiple charges over the...

Irish brothers Patrick and Barry Lyttle to return home

Barry Lyttle and his brother Patrick leave Downing Centre Local Court after the sentencing on Friday.

Paul Bibby It was Patrick Lyttle's first big trip away from home - an opportunity to follow the well-worn path from the chill of Belfast to Australia's inviting shores.

Irish tourist Barry Lyttle avoids jail over one-punch attack on brother Patrick

Barry Lyttle (centre) arrives at court with his lawyer Chris Watson (left) and brother Patrick (right).

Paul Bibby An Irish tourist who put his brother into a coma with a single punch outside a Kings Cross nightclub has narrowly avoided jail, after a magistrate on Friday granted him a 13-month suspended sentence.

Senior Australian Government solicitor Nicholas Gouliaditis pleads guilty to drug supply

Paul Bibby A senior Australian government solicitor has pleaded guilty to supplying the drugs ice and GHB and will be sentenced later this year.

Paedophile Maurice van Ryn's wife threatened, letterbox firebombed, court told

Awaiting sentencing: Maurice van Ryn.

Paul Bibby The wife of convicted paedophile and former Bega Cheese CEO Maurice van Ryn is "concerned for her safety" after being subjected to threatening phone calls and the "fire bombing" of her...

Ex-detective Mark Garner avoids jail after having sex at police station with 'sexual assault victim'

Paul Bibby A former detective who had sex with a woman at a police station after she reported being the victim of a sexually assault has avoided jail, with a judge allowing the...

Jibryl Alamouie, allegedly found with guns, combat books and Islamic flag during terror raids, refused bail

NSW Police making an arrest in Greenacre following raids as part of a counter-terrorism operation on Friday.

Paul Bibby A 21-year-old man found with guns, books on combat, and an Islamic flag in the bedroom of his family's south-west Sydney home has been denied bail, with a judge finding there was a risk he would...

'Contract killer' Bernard Spicer should be jailed fore life for murdering solicitor Katie Foreman, court told

The victim: Katie Foreman.

Paul Bibby Prosecutors have called for the Sydney "contract killer" who murdered Wollongong solicitor by setting fire to her bedroom as she slept to be sentenced to life in prison, declaring "a person...