Social Media. Two words that rarely appeared together in our vocabulary until about 20 years ago. Now it seems, we are hooked on it. It inhabits our every day lives in ways we could never have imagined. Everything is up for sharing – from childbirth to death, every aspect of our lives can be scrutinised, … Continue reading Social Justice?
Law and disorder
2018 has, quite rightly, seen the country celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the NHS. The NHS is one of the foundations of our welfare state, but what many may not realise is that another of the “great pillars of the post war welfare state” was established within a year of the NHS … Continue reading Law and disorder
Casting a long shadow – the rise of the online vigilante
If you’d asked us (many, many years ago) what mums did, we’d have probably answered something along the lines of cooking, housework, shopping, looking after kids, and perhaps in our more enlightened moments, even holding down a job. Thankfully, these days we have moved on from the stereotypical views of our childhood. However, although we … Continue reading Casting a long shadow – the rise of the online vigilante
Why we deal in facts, not fiction…
If, like us, you enjoyed the BBC legal drama The Split, you may remember the slightly shady PI, Max Lacey, who provided Hannah with the evidence she needed to confront errant husband Nathan. Good old Max came up trumps in record time. Not only did he manage to get Hannah THAT photo within a few … Continue reading Why we deal in facts, not fiction…
Why would I need to hire a Private Investigator?
Good question. And let’s face it, most people go through their lives quite happily without ever needing to engage the services of a Private Investigator. But it may surprise you to learn of the ways in which we can help. The days of the stereotypical PI who hides in doorways with a long lens camera … Continue reading Why would I need to hire a Private Investigator?
Gene Genius – why DNA is a vital tool for investigators.
Deoxyribonucleic acid. You may well remember learning about this at school, along with its sidekick Ribonucleic acid (unless like us you preferred hanging around the bike sheds to the science lab). Fortunately, for those of us who find it hard getting our tongue around words of more than one syllable, Deoxyribonucleic acid has come … Continue reading Gene Genius – why DNA is a vital tool for investigators.
Yes, we do mind the gap…
This week’s publication of the Gender Pay Gap data has not really yielded many surprises. It’s been an uncomfortable truth that for centuries men have been paid more than women, and the recent data has shown that even in the 21st century it is still true. Moreover, there is no single sector where women are … Continue reading Yes, we do mind the gap…
Does Mark Zuckerberg like Aquafaba?
It’s OK, you don’t have to answer this rather bizarre question (of which more later…). Try these instead: Would you like to know what you’d look like if you were the opposite sex? In a film of your life, which celebrity would play you? What would your face look like on the cover of a … Continue reading Does Mark Zuckerberg like Aquafaba?
Private investigations: litigation -12 Good Men and True? Not on this jury:
Way back in 1168, the first trial by jury took place in Britain, in the court of Henry II. The defendant in question was one Benedict Graymond, who stood trial for killing a man with a garden tool (no, we don’t know what tool it was but we suspect something heavy or sharp). Graymond … Continue reading Private investigations: litigation -12 Good Men and True? Not on this jury:
Private investigations – internet security – Careless Whispers: Facebook has ears
Last week, in a moment of madness, we spent 5 minutes thinking about buying a new car. We quickly realised that a) our current car was fine, and b) the insurance on an Aston Martin Vanquish was a trifle expensive. This flight of fancy was shared, albeit momentarily, with a friend online. The next day, … Continue reading Private investigations – internet security – Careless Whispers: Facebook has ears