Provisional Membership

It is applicable if you are over 18 and UK-based but are either yet to become a practicing investigator or have been working as an investigator in the private sector for less than 2 years. Click here for criteria. 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:

  • Provide a criminal conviction certificate no older than 12 months, click here to apply on-line, see Notice & Consent, click here and the Policy Statement, click here
  • Prior to membership confirmation, take out professional indemnity insurance at the minimum cover (£500,000), click here to obtain instant on-line quote
  • Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office
  • Free of unsatisfied monetary judgments or other insolvency
  • Two professional and/or character referees who we may contact directly
  • Proof of address and identity (this will be achieved with the criminal conviction certificate)
  • The membership process culminates in an informal application review by video call (part of ABI quality control).  

    Applications require considerable administration so the application fee is non-refundable. The application fee is payable using the PayPal link immediately after the on-line registration. The fee includes a ticket to attend the ABI UK GDPR workshop, which is the entry level for membership. 

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