General Investigations

A helping hand, from family issues to financial affairs

Finding the right investigator can be a worry. Will they be reputable? Competent? Can you trust them with such an important task? Will there be delays? Will they breach confidence?

Happily, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’re an impartial, independent association and we take due diligence very seriously.

On our Members Database, you’ll find a reputable investigator with all the right training, insurance and ethical standards – and with direct experience in your field of investigation.

Our members handle all kinds of general investigative work - a few examples:

  • Asset Tracking / Recovery
  • Background Enquiries & Vetting
  • Court Attendance
  • Corporate losses
  • Criminal Defence
  • Family and matrimonial issues
  • Financial-status checks
  • Intellectual property investigations
  • Landlord-and-tenant issues
  • Lifestyle reports
  • LPA receiver support
  • Legal ancillary support
  • Matrimonial and Private
  • Personal injury and insurance
  • Proof of Evidence
  • Scene of Crime Examination
  • Statement Taking
  • Witness Interviews

Find your professional investigator today in our Member Database.

There are many examples of private investigators dealing in people's personal information. It's therefore important in our view that we should make sure that all private investigators are registered so that there is robust regulation
Keith Vaz MP
Chair of the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee (July 2013)

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.
Professional Indemnity Insurance