Hire a Private Investigator in the United Kingdom (UK)

Hire a Private Investigator in the United Kingdom

If you need to hire a private investigator in the United Kingdom, browse this list of independent PI’s and investigation agencies. Before hiring a detective or agency in the United Kingdom, contact the appropriate licensing authority to confirm current license information.

The following list of private eyes is in alphabetical order and is by no means a ranking. We encourage you to evaluate each P.I.’s services and select the most appropriate provider based on your individual needs. Take the time to review the website (if available) and call several different investigators to ask questions and get price quotes. To learn more about the hiring process, read our article Tips for hiring a P.I.

Amethyst Global LLP

Owner: Mike Warburton
Suit 101 Unit 5, London Mall, 143-147 London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 9AB
Phone: 02392176466
Email: partners@amethyst-global.com
Website: www.amethyst-global.com

License Number OC396170

Eclipse Legal Services

Owner: Victoria Young
Eaton Place, 114 Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7RF
Phone: 00441619629988
Email: v.young@eclipselegalservices.co.uk
Website: http://www.eclipselegalservices.co.uk

Process Serving – service of all Court/Legal documents throughout the UK and Worldwide Debtor Tracing ,Beneficiary Tracing, Witness Tracing, Road Traffic Investigations, GPS Vehicle Tracking, Surveillance, Solicitors Support, Enquiry Agent.

Expol Ltd – Isle of Man

Owner – David Bell
Central Chambers, 6 Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2LH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone +44 1624 611190

Based in the Isle of Man our services include surveillance, process serving, finding missing people, background reports/checks, corporate intelligence and litigation support.

Global Investigations Ltd

Owner – Jack Roberts
26 – 27 Market Place, Kingston, Greater London / Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone – 00 44 208 287 7770
FAX – 00 44 208 546 6399

Our main office is located in Kingston, Greater London,

On all our work we are very well regarded in the industry for our expertise in resolving cases that other agents simply do not have the resources for and can not get the same results

UK services include

• Tracing anywhere worldwide
• Super fast UK tracing in hours
• Surveillance investigators across the UK and Europe
• Background checks all over the world
• Due diligence enquirers
• Status and means report
• Employment checks
• Pre-sue reports
• Tenant screening
• Employment vetting
• European asset searching
• Dating and romance investigations
• Internet profiling
• Legal Papers served across Europe every day.
• Bug sweeping Tscm team based out of London office

Police checked : NAPBS: ABI: CSA:

JC Associates Investigative Services

Owner: Jim  Caldwell
PO Box 606, 3 Wellington Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT17 9BY

WAPI – membership no: 719

Established in 1985, JC Associates Investigative Services is one of Northern Ireland’s longest established Private Investigation businesses. We offer a range of investigative services to the private person, and to the legal, insurance, commercial, and corporate sectors of business. While based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, we cover all UK regions and all Ireland. We do accept assignments worldwide.We have a wealth of experience, and our skills enable us to deliver a first class service to our clients. We pride ourselves on our policy of always treating our clients with courtesy.

Insight Investigations

Owner: Tony Smith
Address: Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham, B4 6AT
Phone 0800 145 5123
Website https://www.investigate.uk/
Email info@investigate.co.uk

Description of Services:
With over 30 years’ experience within the field of private investigation Insight Investigations are the ideal partner of choice for many corporate and private clients. We can help people resolve a variety of problems in a number of delicate and challenging situations that many haven’t encountered before.

Thanks to our knowledgeable and experienced team of private detectives and support staff we have achieved an unrivaled reputation for the national service that we provide to our clients. Our diverse, unique and varied skill set that has seen us grow to become one of the premier Detective Agencies within the UK.

International Research Ltd (‘Research Associates’)

Owner: Paul Hawkes
8 Bulmer Mews, Notting Hill Gate, London, England W11 3NZ
Email: ph@ra77.com
Website: https://www.investigationservices.co.uk/
License Number: F/1262 (ABI)

I currently run an investigation and private intelligence consultancy based in Central (Marylebone) and West London (Notting Hill Gate), with a reliable and established international reach. I became a professional detective within the UK investigation industry in 1977, and progressively acquired a comprehensive investigative skill-set, as well as a diverse range of well placed contacts, industry knowledge, techniques and resources. Having been involved in numerous security assignments and projects spanning the globe (many now in the public domain), I am now a well known authority on investigation.

Investigations Direct

Owner – Mr. J Fawcett
Queens Gate House, Roundhedge Way, Enfield, London EN2 8LD
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone 0044 (0)845 644 6626

International Private Investigators and Information Brokers.

Services include; Corporate and Private Investigations, Legal services, Tracing agents, Surveillance, VIP Close protection, Criminal investigations, Due diligence, Insurance fraud, Counter electronic surveys – Debugging, Matrimonial enquiries, Risk assessment.

Please browse our website.

Link Investigations

Owner – Don Gibson
Rosemount, Sunny Avenue, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4JL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone – 01342 719361
FAX – 01342 719641

Link Investigations
Offering an experienced solution for individuals and businesses across the UK. Link Investigations was established in 1995 and has offices in Surrey and West Sussex. The services we offer include :Tracing lost family and Friends, debtors
TSCM Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (debugging)
Tracing beneficiaries, title deeds and probate work
Family history
Moving location property and area check
Pre employment screening
Fraud investigations
Company reports
Status and Pre-sue reports
Peace of mind enquiries

Private Detectives Corporation

Owner – Alex Palmer
88-90 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8PN
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone – 0800 043 6667

Private Detective Corporation undertake all types of private investigative work including divorce and matrimonial cases, investigation of injury and insurance claims, detecting and the prevention of employee theft, locating debtors and absconders, re-uniting lost friends, relatives and missing persons, Vehicle Tacking, process serving and also covert surveillance services.

We can work both individually or as sub-contractors of other detective and investigators agencies and can handle any job from an hours work to a major operation. We offer you a wealth of experience, with fully trained, male & female private investigators recruited and supported by an experienced team. We also understand that this may well be a stressful time for you and would like to assure you that Private Detective Corporation treats all inquiries in the strictest of confidence under the guidelines of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Professional Investigations and training from Burton Regan Detective Bureau

Old Police Station, 116 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 6XD
Country: West Yorkshire
Telephone +44(0)113 270 7500
FAX +44(0)113 277 8496

Our Private Investigator training promotes best practice with tutors that are time served expert PI’s. Burton Regan Detective Bureau specialises in debtor trace work, surveillance, corporate investigations, process serving, statement taking and interviewing.

As expert Process Servers we serve legal documents all over the UK using an established network of Private Eyes. There will be a requirement for Private Investigators to attain a License from the S.I.A in the UK in 2014. We offer courses before and after the license requirement. With 25 years of day to day experience under our belt our training and tuition will be at the forefront of education available to the aspiring  Investigator and Detective.

Full member of the Association of British Investigators.

UK Private Investigators

Owner: Timothy Burchell
Suite 2733 Kemp House, 152-1160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX, United Kingdom
Telephone: 08000431754
Email: ukprivateinvestigators@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.ukprivateinvestigators.com/

We understand that it may feel uncomfortable contacting a Private Investigator for the first time, however, we can assure you that every Private Investigator employed by UK Private Investigators will always be sympathetic, friendly and above all, professional.

If you have any questions before you Hire a Private Investigator in the United Kingdom, please leave a comment below.


  1. Hello, Thank you for featuring our Private Investigation agency in the above article. However the address you have for us is outdated. Our head office address is now;

    Private Detectives Corporation
    88-90 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8PN

    Our telephone number remains the same.

    Thank you.


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