Disciplinary proceedings against former North Yorkshire coroner Jeremy David Cave, which were due to take place on Tuesday at the Solicitors' Disciplinary Tribunal, in London, have been adjourned until March 27.

Mr Cave, 53, of Croft Heads, Sowerby, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, is standing trial at Teesside Crown Court accused of stealing £185,000 from the estates of clients.

It is alleged he charged a total of £312,000 for work that should have cost about £125,000 relating to the estates of ten people during a ten-year period.

Formerly coroner for the Western District of North Yorkshire, Mr Cave had debts of £250,000.