Pre-employment vetting: First Class Dishonours – why you should give new employees the third degree.

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.

The (un)appealing role of the private investigator…

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…

Brexit: They think it’s all over…

It’s certainly been a momentous week. As we write, not only has the UK electorate voted to get out of Europe, but the England football team has also been unceremoniously kicked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland. Whilst the repercussions of both exits will no doubt be felt for years to come, we’re sure both … Continue reading Brexit: They think it’s all over…

We know the referendum result: and that’s a fact.

Have you decided how you are going to vote in the EU referendum? If you haven’t, you’ve got just under 2 days and 7 hours until the polls close on Thursday to make your mind up. One of the main complaints we’ve heard from voters is the lack of facts being presented from either side. One the … Continue reading We know the referendum result: and that’s a fact.

From a London Private Detective -Taking the register: No Man’s Land

Just before Easter this year, quietly, almost by stealth it seemed, the government announced its plan to privatise the Land Registry. You might be asking if this matters. Well, dear Reader, it does. Established 150 years ago, the Land Registry holds the title deeds, and hence ownership details,  of more than 24 million properties across … Continue reading From a London Private Detective -Taking the register: No Man’s Land

Summer Loving: Our top ten online dating tips

  Summer’s here (allegedly). Those looking for sun, sex and Sangria flock to the shores of the Costas. Those with less money or more inhibitions might turn to the new matchmaker of choice – the internet. Twenty years ago, those looking for love might have taken  up a new hobby, joined a club, or scoured … Continue reading Summer Loving: Our top ten online dating tips

Matrimonial Investigations: The Sheikh, his ex-wife, and the butler…

Matrimonial and pre-nuptial work is often considered to be the bread-and –butter of a Private Investigator’s work. It’s true we spend a lot of our time on cases such as these, whether it be gathering evidence for divorce proceedings, or checking out a potential spouse prior to the big day. It’s one of the more … Continue reading Matrimonial Investigations: The Sheikh, his ex-wife, and the butler…

Cyber attacks: Happy Talky Talky?

You may recall the cyber attack on Talk Talk last year, in which it was revealed after investigation that some of their UK customers banking and personal data could have been accessed. According to government research, it is estimated that two-thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the last … Continue reading Cyber attacks: Happy Talky Talky?

A Female Private Investigator: More Than a Woman

Here at Anderson Chance, we have been using female private investigators ever since we started our private investigation business back in the Dark Ages. Yet even today, women are still viewed as unusual in this business. Private investigators are traditionally viewed as men, but here at Anderson Chance we have always valued and appreciated the … Continue reading A Female Private Investigator: More Than a Woman

Tracing people: Reunited and it feels so good…

A couple of years ago, we were contacted by an old school friend, inviting us to a school reunion. Once over the initial shock of somebody remembering us from school, we were flattered by the invite. Then it dawned on us that they were probably only contacting us as a private investigator, in a bid … Continue reading Tracing people: Reunited and it feels so good…