Hillgrove trial day 2: Accountant's evidence

After hearing opening statements on day one and evidence from HMRC, day two of Dragons’ Den PR Richard Hillgrove’s trial at Bristol Crown Court yesterday focused on the accounting mechanics behind the case. The New-Zealand PR guru is being charged with attempting to defraud the public revenue of almost £100,000 in VAT and PAYE over a 13-month period.

The jury heard evidence from sole practitioner Michelle Bishop, owner of Wells-based accountancy firm Bishop Jones.

The firm had acted as accountants for Hillgrove, of Glastonbury, Somerset, during 2010 to January 2012...

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Best to avoid commenting on the quality of the evidence

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That is the judge/lawyers/jury's job at a criminal trial and if you're not directly involved in the case it's advisable not o comment unless you want to run the risk of being in contempt of court.

We are merely reporting what was said in court - and we'll check our notes to double check for any clarification that has not been included here.

In the meantime, you'll have to wait until later in July for any more coverage. Earlier today the judge stopped the trial in its tracks for procedural reasons.

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Point taken

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