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.
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.
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
The Association of British Investigators is also sector exclusively accredited by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [Department for Transport]
An overview of licensing for Private Investigators in the UK written by ABI President Tony Imossi can be viewed by clicking here.
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....