Our Investigators Services

Members of the Association of British Investigators undertake a large variety of assignments.

Our members are searchable by their most common areas of expertise, which have been placed in to nine separate categories (or specialism).  

Search for an investigator specialising in the areas below by clicking here.

The chart below is provided to assist users in locating a professional investigator by our members particular areas of specialisms.

General Investigations

  • 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

Fraud Investigations

  • Insurance
  • Energy
  • Embezzlement
  • Examiners
  • False Accounting
  • Mortgage
  • Private Commercial Workplace

Process Serving & Litigation Support

  • ASBO
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Claim Forms
  • County Court Documents
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Document Collection
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Court and High Court
  • Injunctions
  • Insolvency
  • Matrimonial
  • Notices Displayed
  • Squatters Proceedings
  • Statutory Demands
  • Witness Statements and Summonses

Road Traffic Accident

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Accident Scene
  • Photographs
  • Locus Reports
  • Contrived Accident Investigations
  • Vehicle Examination

Specialist & Forensic Services

  • Chemistry & Drugs Analysis
  • Computers & Internet Analysis
  • Crime Scene Examination
  • DNA Investigations 
  • Fingerprint Examination
  • Handwriting Experts
  • Human Fluid Investigations
  • Mobile Phone Analysis
  • Polygraph or Lie-detector Testing
  • Technical Counter Measures
  • Workplace Alcohol & Drugs testing


  • Counter Surveillance
  • Covert and Overt Video Installation
  • Electronic
  • Insurance
  • Matrimonial
  • Personal Injury
  • Rural
  • Sweep & De-Bugging
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ("UAV" - drone assisted surveillance)
  • Work Absenteeism
  • Work Place Theft

Tracing and Status Reports

  • Asset Tracing
  • Background Enquires and Vetting
  • Beneficiaries
  • Debtor Tracing
  • Due Diligence
  • Family History
  • Pre-sue Enquiries
  • Witnesses

Undercover Investigations

  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Compliance
  • Health and safety
  • Industrial espionage
  • Mystery Shopping
  • Productivity
  • Sexual harassment
  • Theft
  • Warehouse / Office Staff

Vehicle Investigations

  • Fail to Stop and Report Collisions
  • Professional Vehicle Examinations
  • Staged or Contrived Collisions
  • Vehicles Abandoned on Private Property
  • Vehicle Arson or Damage
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Vehicle Thefts and Cloning
  • Vehicle Tracing

Search for an investigator specialising in the areas above by clicking here.

The ABI, the key professional body for investigators

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:

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