Police reported for how they handled ‘fake’ barrister case

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HAMPSHIRE police have been reported over how they handled complaints about fake barrister Yvonne Turley.

She claimed to be an employment barrister but was disbarred by the Bar Standards Board last month for lying to a client about submitting vital paperwork for his tribunal.

Shaun Marsh attempted to report what had happened to him to Hampshire Constabulary.

But he says he is not satisfied with the force’s response.

He has since lodged a complaint with the force’s professional standards department.

He said: ‘Only a proper police response will enable the general public to be protected from this woman in the future and clarify what has already happened in the past.

‘It begs me to ask the question has anybody else suffered the same response when trying to make a complaint about this woman?’

Following The News’ investigation into 50-year-old Ms Turley, who lives in Hampshire Street, Buckland, a number of other former clients approached this newspaper. Some said they also attempted to make complaints as far back as 2011.

David Stanley, 63, of Bedhampton, says he was paid £1,250 of his £4,000 court settlement.

He says he has never received the rest of the money.

‘I went to the Havant police station and they said there wasn’t a lot they could do about it,’ he said.

‘They just did not want to know. I took all the paperwork with me. I had emails that showed what I was owed but they did not care.’

Asked whether an investigation into Ms Turley had begun, a spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘There is no ongoing investigation.’