The Association of British Investigators can be traced back to 1913. In an unregulated sector, we are the foremost organisation in the UK. Our membership exceeds 400 professional investigators around the world who all meet our stringent membership requirements.
The Association of British Investigators leads the way in compliance through a self-regulating regime and tirelessly lobbies for regulation and recognition for the legitimate professional investigator.
We are the only representative body for professional investigators that is working with the Information Commissioner's Office to promote a self-regulatory system for professional investigators. The Law Society of England and Wales works with ABI, and our accredited members provide litigation support, process serving, and investigative services to the legal profession. With over 400 members across the globe, the ABI provides an extensive network of professional investigators, ensuring quality.
Professionally insured for consumer and commerce
Regulated by our code of ethics
Carefully vetted and regularly monitored
Registered with Information Commissioners Office
Browse our member directory to find a professional to help you.
We offer the public protection from poor practice through the promotion of excellence, integrity, and professionalism within our membership.
Insist on your investigator being an ABI member.
The ABI is the only professional body in this industry to be working with the Law Society of England and Wales.
The highest independent professional bodies for solicitors put their trust in us.
We're confident you can do the same.
The ABI's other partners also recognise the value of affiliation with the principal professional body in the investigation and litigation support sectors.