Sometimes, in the line of work of a Private Investigator, we have to make some difficult discoveries. Usually – and unfortunately – this relates to our clients and their lives. These discoveries are never easy to make, and we much prefer being able to give our clients peace of mind – telling them that there was nothing to worry about and that their suspicions were unfounded. However, there are rare…

Over the last month, it has been hard to ignore the ramifications coming from the data leak of extramarital dating website, Ashley Madison. The information released from the site revealed that 36 million people worldwide have been conducting affairs through the service. If you are in a situation where you suspect your partner is cheating on you, this has not been welcome news. With the release of the Ashley Madison…

Tracking is common practice for private investigators, and tracking a vehicle is no exception. Having concrete knowledge of where a particular car has been, and when it’s been there can be hugely valuable information in a variety of situations. Often, people aren’t sure about taking the first steps when it comes to vehicle tracking, or perhaps they are unsure of what the process involves. Are you considering hiring Global Investigations…

Getting divorced is a difficult, upsetting and highly stressful situation. As the court proceedings get underway, relations between the two parties can break down and it can be difficult to get your affairs in order. On top of this, it might seem like your ex-spouse is hiding things from you and the court, and you could be finding it difficult to gather evidence to support the claims you’re making. Maybe…

The simple answer, in most cases, is yes. Think about it. If your competitors have bugged your office and are listening in on secret meetings and discussions about profits, clients, marketing strategies and more, then your business, confidentiality and reputation are all potentially at stake. This makes the use of bug sweeping services relatively inexpensive. The threats can be very real, and what often happens is that an employee will…

When a company or individual is refusing to pay their debts, the instinctive reaction is to take them to court and force them to pay. The problem is, not enough people stop to think about why they’re not paying their debts. If it’s because that individual or company is in financial difficulties, then you need to tread carefully. Why? Because it’s all very well going to court, winning your case and getting…

Due diligence is a term we’re all familiar with. However, not everyone knows the meaning of due diligence, when it applies and how it should be carried out, and what the implications are if due diligence is ignored. This article looks at five frequently asked questions about due diligence, in an effort to help you navigate this potentially tricky minefield. 1. What is the meaning of due diligence? In the…

Not everyone is willing to pay when payment is due for a product or service they have received. Sometimes this is because they don’t have the cash, but more often than not, it’s because they just don’t want to part with it. There are no acceptable excuses. If you agree to pay for something, you pay for it. Not doing so is basically akin to theft. The way some products…

Process serving is when legal documents, giving notice of a specific court action, are delivered to a respondent or defendant in cases where personal service is required. It has two purposes in most cases: to allow the respondent/defendant a reasonable amount of time to respond to the notice before proceedings take place, and to make sure any court orders are formally brought to their attention, such as enforcement and eviction…

Highly publicised child murder and abuse cases led to the establishment of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), launched in 2002. Incidentally, this was the year that Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were tragically murdered by school caretaker Ian Huntley. It came to light during the trial that Huntley’s previous history included a number of arrests and allegations of rape and sexual offences against children. But the CRB was not in…

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