Imagine the scene: it’s late on a Saturday night; you are leaving a bar with a group of friends. You’ve had a couple of gin and tonics and a few glasses of wine. You walk to a taxi rank with your friends, and as you do so, you witness a woman being mugged. … Continue reading The London Private Investigator writes: In Vino Veritas…?
To our shame, we realise it’s been ages since we’ve updated this blog and all our followers on social media. So Dear Reader, apologies from the London Private Investigator. It’s been one of the busiest starts to the year here at Anderson Chance that we can remember. We’ve already successfully carried out more than 20 … Continue reading The London Private Investigator writes: we’re raving about our reviews!
As Private Investigators, one of the most common requests we get, is to help locate a missing person. This can be for a variety of reasons – someone might want to find a birth parent, an old flame, an out of contact family member, an absentee landlord, or perhaps someone who owes them money. We … Continue reading Old v New – the London Private Investigator discusses Missing Person investigations
Well it is that time of year again. We’d like to say we are sitting in front of an open fire, a dog at our feet, listening to carols, the smell of something festive baking in the oven…but the reality, Dear Reader, is somewhat more prosaic. No, we are sitting at the kitchen table, listening … Continue reading The London Private Investigator gets a Christmas card…
No one thinks they will ever need a private investigator. We all know that at some stage in our lives we will may need a doctor, an estate agent, an insurance broker, a financial adviser, even a solicitor. But a private investigator? Why? No. Yet the services a good private investigator can benefit all of … Continue reading THE London Private Investigator: This is Anderson Chance
Picture the scene: you are in a bar, having a quiet drink. Three young men, straight from a business meeting, all well-presented and sharp-suited, are also enjoying a well-deserved tipple. A group of young women join them. The women have already had a few glasses, and are all wearing their Friday night going-out outfits – … Continue reading The London Private Investigator’s view: Judging by Appearance…
The internet is an incredible source of information. Now more than ever, information is easy, and in many cases free. to access. Our personal lives and personal information can be readily shared, whether through choice or not. With this increased accessibility, there often comes a temptation to play detective and do a bit of sleuthing … Continue reading Playing Private Detective – a handy guide
Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Philip Marlowe, Inspector Clouseau…the private investigator has long been rich fodder for books, films and TV programmes. Agatha Christie’s creations have become well-loved and respected; the bumbling Clouseau is greeted with affection and amusement; Marlowe is the epitome of the brooding, tough PI effortlessly attracting beautiful women, and Holmes … Continue reading A Bottle of Whisky and a New Set of Lies – the 21st Century Private Investigator.
One of the services we are called upon to provide in our work as private investigators, is that of pre-employment screening. We’ve undertaken work for well-known companies recruiting top CEOs, for charities, NGOs and government departments. There’s not much we haven’t seen – the candidate in line for a top job at an international charity … Continue reading Pre-employment vetting: First Class Dishonours – why you should give new employees the third degree.
As private investigators, we are used to being viewed in a sometimes less than complimentary way. The stereotype of the PI in hat and raincoat, frequenting seedy bars and acting unscrupulously is still a very commonly held view. Sadly, in a largely unregulated industry, this perception can at times, be not too far from the truth. … Continue reading The (un)appealing role of the private investigator…