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Playing it safe

Private investigators are often viewed by the wider public as people who make a living purely from following husbands or wives suspected of cheating on their partner. In reality, it’s a hugely varied profession with work carried out for individuals and large organisations, including councils. One of the many jobs a private investigator can assist […]

How a private detective can help with a cheating spouse

Hopefully, you’ll never need the services of a private investigator to help find out if your husband or wife is cheating on you. Or at least, if you do need to hire a PI, they’ll find that your worries were unfounded and your partner is faithful. Yet this isn’t always the case. Many people cheat […]

Proposed UK Divorce Law Shake-Up

How will this affect private detectives, private investigators and private enquiry agents? Whatever you call them, any change is bound to affect them, but it is far too early to judge what the effect will be. It is only a proposal for consideration so far but, forewarned is forearmed and whether you are a private […]

GDPR and the Private Investigator

Don’t switch off! Yes, you’re sick of hearing about GDPR but for private investigators there is another, positive, aspect to it.  The General Data Protection Regulations came into force on 25th May this year. We’ve all got the message by now!  Every business, including private detective agencies, has been bombarded with all the scary stuff […]

Everything above board

When running a company, it can be difficult to keep track of your employee’s behaviour. You can’t be everywhere at once, and even with electronic surveillance in place, you don’t always know to be checking it, and your workers may be able to avoid being spotted. This can lead to employees taking advantage. This may […]

Self(ish) Employment

Since the digital revolution, it’s become a lot easier for people to try and run their own business. Digital skills are in high demand, and with so many tools available it doesn’t take long for someone to have a fully working website and social media accounts to try and build a client base. But getting […]

Private Investigators Worldwide

The world has shrunk considerably in the past 100 years as we all know. Not the planet itself of course, that may well be the same diameter as it has always been, but relative to time. The shrinkage probably started when the first steamships plied the world’s oceans, making the building of the Suez Canal […]

Fighting False Injury Claims Against A Council

According to the adverts you can now see anywhere, making a claim for injury that’s not your fault is a piece of cake. And in the modern world, where so many are looking for shortcuts to big money, it’s not surprising that false claims are often made. One of the easiest targets? The local council. […]

More History…. Pinkerton’s

Following on from our brief look at some early private detectives in Britain and France, what about the United States? There, the history of private detective services is really the history of one agency. No, not Perry Mason or Magnum P.I, but the real-life detective agency, Pinkerton’s. Founded in Chicago in 1855 by Allan Pinkerton, […]

Missing family at Christmas

As we enter the festive season, people will begin to enjoy a number of traditions. Many of these traditions are best shared with families, which can make Christmas even more difficult if the family is not complete. As much as the holidays are known for being happy occasions, they can be tinged with sadness if […]

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