Affiliate Membership

Applicable if you are aged 25 years or over and engaged in an occupation which is ancillary to or complements the investigation industry and do not otherwise practise as a fee earning private investigator.  The requisite application form will be emailed to you automatically after payment of the non-refundable application fee AND MUST BE SUBMITTED DULY COMPLETED WITHIN 3 MONTHS. 

Applicants check list:

  1. Provide a criminal conviction certificate no older than 12 months, click here to apply on-line, see Notice & Consent, click here and the see Policy Statement, click here
  2. Free of unsatisfied monetary judgments or other insolvency
  3. Two professional and/or character referees who we may contact direct
  4. The membership process culminates at an informal application review by video call (part of ABI quality control).

Applications require considerable administration so the fee is non-refundable. The application fee is payable using the PayPal link immediately after the on-line registration. 

Working with the Law Society

The ABI is the only association in this industry to be recognised by the Law Society of England and Wales.

The highest independent professional body for solicitors put their trust in us. We’re confident you can do the same.

The ABI other partners also recognise the value of affiliation to the principal professional body in the investigation and litigation support sector:

COURTSDESK SEARCHER is an on-demand search for court cases, or parties involved in court cases, in England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
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