Find an Investigator

Access the ABI’s database of fully vetted, trained professionals

The police can only do so much. For civil cases, employment matters…and even cases of fraud…a professional private sector investigator is the only realistic choice.

But it’s an unlicensed profession. Virtually anyone can charge for investigation services. The wrong person could breach confidences, waste time and under-deliver. It can leave a horrible taste in the mouth - and a hole in your budget too.

To resolve this, the ABI maintains a comprehensive database of trained investigators throughout the UK – and overseas.

Here, you’ll find people who meet the ABI’s exacting professional standards, and sign up to our rigid code of ethics.

They’ve been thoroughly screened and background-checked, so there’s no need for you to delay your project – or hike up your costs – by worrying over due diligence. Everything is taken care of.

Start searching now

The database is free to everyone: solicitors, corporations, small businesses, insurance firms, government bodies - and private individuals too.

You can search by location, and by specialism. So if you need a fraud investigator in London, or a surveillance expert in Glasgow, just set the filters and search.

The various types of work that our investigators undertake have been divided into 9 specialism categories, a guide to ensure you select the correct category to meet your investigative requirements can be found here.

You’ll find investigators who can help you with:

• Insurance Claims
• Fraud Investigation
• Industrial Espionage
• Intellectual Property
• Employment Matters
• Road Traffic Accidents
• Tracing and Status Reports
• Forensic Services
• Undercover Investigations
• Process Serving
• litigation Support
• Surveillance
• And more

Find a trained and reputable investigation partner. Start your search at the top of this page now.

It is vital we have proper regulation of private investigators to ensure rigorous standards in this sector and the respect of individuals’ rights to privacy"
Theresa May
31st July 2013
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