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.

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

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…

Due Diligence: All in due course…

One of the services we provide as private investigators, is pre-employment screening and due diligence. We know people lie. Let’s face it, we’ve probably all exaggerated our achievements at one time or another, in a bid to secure our dream job. And a little exaggeration can be fairly harmless. According to a recent survey, 38% … Continue reading Due Diligence: All in due course…

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?