Client Advice

When choosing private investigators, security consultants or advisors, we suggest caution and to do so very carefully. Always ask about individual experience, qualifications and skills in the investigations or security sector. Ideally, seek recommendations wherever possible.

All genuine and bonafide investigators and those involved in security will gladly and openly provide whatever information you require as part of the due diligence they would expect to have been conducted on their company. Walk away If they do not do so!

They should always have clients willing to provide references possibly from the legal sector or other professional groups. The private investigations sector is currently unregulated in the UK thus leaving the unsuspecting client open to abuse, fraud and possible long term damage to both business and reputation.

Take your time… it may be the difference between a successful outcome or a costly one”.

Client Advice

FOR CLIENTS PROTECTION

When choosing private investigators, security consultants or advisors, we suggest caution and to do so very carefully. Always ask about individual experience, qualifications and skills in the investigations or security sector. Ideally, seek recommendations wherever possible.

All genuine and bona-fide investigators and those involved in security will gladly and openly provide whatever information you require as part of the due diligence they would expect to have been conducted on their company. Walk away If they do not do so!

They should always have clients willing to provide references possibly from the legal sector or other professional groups. The private investigations sector is currently unregulated in the UK thus leaving the unsuspecting client open to abuse, fraud and possible long term damage to both business and reputation. However, there are still certain safety nets you need to be aware of.

Government licensing of Investigators...

“It will probably not happen!”

The legislation governing such licencing has been in place since 2001, when the legislation was enacted.

However, until it actually goes ‘live’, it is important that the client does their homework on choosing their investigator. And in so doing, they would be advised to choose someone who is either highly recommended by a lawyer, for example, or is a full member of a bona-fide long established investigators Association that, through its membership, provides a safe and secure platform for the client when instructing in a case and more importantly when incurring costs.

Your investigator should be able to produce:

  • Proof of experience i.e Level 3 Professional Investigators certificate
  • How long established and previous background if necessary
  • Clear certificate of criminal convictions
  • Full professional indemnity insurance cover and any other cover where relevant
  • Notified (registered) with The Information Commissioners Office for Data Protection