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Jailed coroner struck off legal roll
Jeremy Cave
Former solicitor and coroner Jeremy Cave has been struck off
The North Yorkshire solicitor found guilty of stealing almost 155,000 from the estates of his dead clients has been struck off the Solicitors' roll.

Jeremy Cave, 53, who was also the coroner for the Western Division of North Yorkshire until his suspension in August 2001, was barred from practising as a solicitor at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in London.

Cave, of The Grange, Balk, Thirsk, was convicted of six counts of theft from beneficiaries of dead clients between 1990 and 2000 at Teesside Crown Court on 6 February and jailed for three-and-a-half years.

The case came to light after the Law Society, which regulates the legal profession received complaints about bills.

An expert found "gross and unexplainable overcharging" and closed the Thirsk office where Cave was the sole practitioner in July 2000 and a police investigation began.

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