A magistrates' court hearing into allegations of fraud against a prominent City solicitor was today adjourned until next week.

Tony Guise (pictured), former chair of the Commercial Litigation Association and a member of the Law Society civil justice committee, had been listed to appear at Redhill Magistrates’ Court this morning in connection with three counts of alleged fraud.

Guise was originally listed to appear on 23 May but that hearing was adjourned for two weeks owing to illness.

Today’s hearing was adjourned to 13 June, owing to illness.

Guise has vigorously denied any wrongdoing. 

Update: On 17 November 2017 immediately before the start of the trial, 22 months after his original interview, the Prosecution having engaged with the evidence both for and against prosecution chose to offer no evidence. Accordingly, 'not guilty' verdicts were entered in relation to all charges. Richard Cornthwaite of Cartwright King, instructing Andrew Mitchell of 33 Chancery Lane, acted for Mr Guise.