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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.

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The Association of British Investigators

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. 

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Regulated by our code of ethics

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Carefully vetted and regularly monitored


Registered with Information Commissioners Office

Upholding credibility in the professional investigation industry

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In the absence of regulation, cautious and prudent lawyers choose to instruct ABI members wherever possible.
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Commencing an investigation can be daunting. Within our membership are very experienced investigators and experts in many fields. Your enquiry is confidential.
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By becoming a member, you can demonstrate your credibility by displaying the trusted logo of The Association of British Investigators. You can interact with seasoned investigators in the course of continuing professional development, collaboration and participating in our meetings and events.
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Your own compliance rules may demand that investigators you use are ‘accredited’. The sector is unregulated and so The Association of British Investigators fills the void through its strict membership criteria and code of ethics and behaviour.
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Campaigning for regulation

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.

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Working with the Law Society

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.

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Send us a message or contact us at:
020 8191 7500
+44 20 8191 7500