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Do Private Investigators Need To Be Licensed?

Private investigatory law is currently undergoing a period of change. In order to make it better regulated, licensing laws are being tightened so that agencies are more closely monitored, and can be held more accountable for their actions. Why is licensing so important? Private investigation requires a position of trust between investigator and client. Typically,

The History Of Private Investigation

Private investigation agencies as we recognise them now have their origins in France. The first known private detection agency was founded in 1833 by Eugène François Vidocq, a French soldier and privateer. Vidocq also had a criminal reputation. Using his contacts, Vidocq hired ex-convicts to carry out work that the police wouldn’t undertake, and “Le

Missing Profits: Where Are Your Daily Takings?

Businesses thrive on profit. It is their lifeblood, the fuel that enables them to grow, develop and expand. Your business supports your employees and provides services or products that are in demand. It fulfills a social and economic function as a direct result of the profit you make each day. It’s yours, and you’ve worked

Are Phone Bugging Apps Legal?

What are the laws surrounding phone bugging? Is it ever OK to record? Read more for a breakdown of modern phone bugging by North Court Investigations.

How Has Private Investigation Changed Since The Advent Of The Internet?

The rise of the Internet has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. From socialising to shopping and work, we have fully embraced digitisation, with typical benefits including ease of access, increased efficiency and interconnectivity across the board. Private investigation (PI) is no exception. Traditionally a cloak-and-dagger industry, the Internet has proved an invaluable resource