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.

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

Anti-Cheating Apps: Love me Tinder, Love me True

As experienced private investigators of many years standing, we read with interest a newspaper article about the new trend for couples to spy on each other with anti-cheating apps. In times gone by, suspicious spouses would perhaps rifle through their loved ones’ pockets or inspect shirt collars, seeking incriminating evidence. Or engage the services of … Continue reading Anti-Cheating Apps: Love me Tinder, Love me True

Self Representation:  We fought the law and we won. But could you?

In our work as private investigators, we appear regularly in court. Most of the time we are presenting evidence and supporting clients and barristers. But recently one of our investigators decided to represent himself in court, on an “offence” – which he strenuously denied – leading to a court appearance. You might think this unusual, … Continue reading Self Representation:  We fought the law and we won. But could you?