The London Private Investigator gets a Christmas card…

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…

Don’t get blue on Black Friday – the London Private Investigator advises…

Black Friday, once only seen in the USA, has recently become a UK staple in the run-up to Christmas. It’s now a time when major retailers slash their prices to lure in enthusiastic and sometimes unsuspecting shoppers. Think of it as the mother of all January Sales come early. Traditionally it’s the last Friday of … Continue reading Don’t get blue on Black Friday – the London Private Investigator advises…

THE London Private Investigator: This is Anderson Chance

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

The London Private Investigator’s view: Judging by Appearance…

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…

Listen to the experienced private investigator: Public Enemy Number One – your phone

How many times a day do you look at your mobile phone? How would you feel it it got lost or stolen? The mobile phone is now as much a part of our everyday lives as the car or the TV, For most of us, to be without it is unthinkable. Actually ringing someone on … Continue reading Listen to the experienced private investigator: Public Enemy Number One – your phone

Playing Private Detective – a handy guide

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

A London Private Investigator writes: The Archers – The jury’s out (but only 11 of them)

As avid listeners of The Archers, we are used to sniggering over Linda Snell’s unintended double entendres, or marvelling at the size of Bert Fry’s (insert vegetable of choice here) for the Flower and Produce Show. The omnibus edition of The Everyday Story of Country Folk has long been our Sunday escape from the seamier … Continue reading A London Private Investigator writes: The Archers – The jury’s out (but only 11 of them)

A Bottle of Whisky and a New Set of Lies – the 21st Century Private Investigator.

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.

Private investigations: Where there’s a will…

  When megastar Prince died earlier this year, once the shock and tributes had subsided, the thorny question of “who gets what?” from his estate, reared its ugly head. Prince died without leaving a will, which makes the task of dividing his estate very complicated. Cue the inevitable spurious claims from those professing to be … Continue reading Private investigations: Where there’s a will…

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.