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THE ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH INVESTIGATORS

 

Formed in 1913, The Association of British Investigators (ABI) has been upholding professional standards for a century.

The ABI campaigns tirelessly for regulation in our profession and promotes excellence, integrity and professionalism within its membership.

The ABI has become the kite mark of the investigation industry. Insist your investigator is an ABI member.

 

NEWS FLASH

Process Serving - Consumer Credit Act documents

A spokesperson for the Financial Conduct Authority has expressed the view that the serving of process, in Consumer Credit Act (CCA) regulated matters, requires the Process Server to be licensed under the CCA.

We do not believe this approach follows previous policy and/or practice nor to our knowledge has the view been supported by a professional legal opinion.  The Association of British Investigators, whose membership includes many also providing a litigation support service, are seeking clarity on the issue. 

The situation as regard non-CCA matters remains unaffected in that the serving of legal process is regulated by the rules of court and not the CCA.

 


SIA presentation on

'Licensing Private Investigators'

On Friday 20th September 2013, Bill Butler of the Security Industry Authority gave a presentation to ABI members and guests at The Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire.  

Click here for copies of the presentation slides used.

 

Corporate and Consociate Membership

ABI membership has traditionaly been vested in the individual. In a logical advancement this new catergory of membership for businesses, has been introduced; also Consociate membership for full-time investigators employed by the business

Click here for further information and to see if your business qualifies.

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The Association of British Investigators is also sector exclusively accredited by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [Department for Transport]

 

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Process Serving - Consumer Credit Act documents

A spokesperson for the Financial Conduct Authority has expressed the view that the serving of process, in Consumer Credit Act (CCA) regulated matters, requires the Process Server to be l....

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Licensing Announcement

LICENSING ANNOUNCEMENT On Wednesday 31st July 2013 the Home Secretary issued a Command directing "private investigation services" in the UK to be regulated by licensing, pursuant to The Private Secur....

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Overview of licensing for Investigations in the UK

An overview of licensing for Private Investigators in the UK written by ABI President Tony Imossi can be viewed by clicking here.

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2014 AGM. TROON, SCOTLAND

Make a diary date now to join us for the 2014 ABI Annual General Meeting in Scotland.

 

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AGM Photo & Celebratory Video

AGM Photos & Celebratory Video

In April , the ABI celebrated it's centenary in a spectacular 3 day event in London which included receptions on board HMS Belfast and at The House of Lor....

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Corporate Membership

ABI membership has traditionally been vested in the individual.

In a logical advancement this new category of membership for business has been introduced; Also Consociate membership for ful....

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Centenary Celebration Video and Photos

 

In April this year, The Association of British Investigators celebrated 100 years since the very first foundations of the Association were laid back in 1913, by inviting colleagues f....

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Do you undertake investigation activities in Ireland ?

The Private Security Authority issues questionnaire in preparation for the licensing of Private Investigators.

The Private Security Authority (PSA) has commenced preliminary work on assessing th....

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ICO announce new initiative at ABI AGM

 

Information Commissioner - Campaign to target rogue private investigators

The Association of British Investigators welcomes the campaign by the Information Commissioner to ta....

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Investigator of the Year 2013

Alan Curtis of PLC Investigations Ltd, Manchester was voted ABI Investigator of the year for 2013 at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in London on Saturday 27th April 2013

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