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Understanding what you need

Whether you live in Islington, Hackney, Richmond or Greenwich, we’ve got a network of private investigators across London who can provide the inquiry services you need. Let us know what type of investigation service you require, and we’ll scour London for the best detectives.


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Once we know the type of private investigation services you need, we’ll create a list of quotes from personal detectives and experienced private investigation agencies. You can view your quotes in your own time, or we can send you a notification when new ones become available.


Select a private eye

Next, it’s time to choose a professional to work on your case. Do your own investigation by viewing their profiles, reading customer reviews, or contacting them directly. Then all that’s left to do is to make your choice.

Going undercover

When something doesn’t add up

Perhaps you suspect your partner of being unfaithful, and it’s sending your mind spinning with unanswered questions. While suspicions and circumstantial evidence may be persuasive, they’re not proof of infidelity. By hiring a personal detective, you can have the answers you’re looking for in a discreet and effective manner.

Background checks and undercover surveillance techniques can quickly gather factual evidence. Forensic data analysis can examine DNA, fingerprints, bodily fluids, and handwriting to collect evidence that supports your claims. Even digital forensics can be used to recover material found on digital devices. A professional private investigation service lets you benefit from a detective agent’s extensive knowledge, skills, and technology. Helping you to uncover the proof you’re looking for.

Understanding your situation

The reason you’re in need of an investigation agency can vary, so it’s always better to talk to the private investigator personally. Before a private detective can go ahead, they need to have a clear and informed understanding of the unique case at hand. By discussing your current circumstance in total confidence, they can set out a clear course of action, costs, and timeframe that meets your budget and needs.

They’ll be sensitive and respectful to your circumstances, suggesting services and methods which they believe will help resolve the situation. Bark helps make this part of the service easier, by only matching you with London-based private agents who can offer what you’re looking for. If you want to talk with the professionals personally, we can put you in touch with them in a matter of clicks.

In the world of business

Running a business is a demanding role, so when you’ve got doubts about the security of your company, it can leave you feeling threatened or unsure of what to do. It might be that you’re uncertain about the conduct and loyalties of one of your team. An employee investigation will look into certain members of your staff for employee theft or misconduct.

Maybe the numbers don’t add up and you could benefit from a discreet financial investigation to identify any instances of fraud. Corporate agents can also help with due diligence by investigating the credit history of a new business partner. Whatever issue or concern you want looking into, a corporate investigation service will find out if anything in your business is not as it should be.
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The London Private Eyes

Specialising in undercover corporate and personal cases, The London Private Eyes is a private investigation agency based in the heart of London. Operating across the capital, their private detectives will help you unearth the answer you’ve been looking for, using a range of inquiry techniques.

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What types of investigation services do you offer?

We specialise in commercial private investigations, but we also offer services for domestic and personal cases. Often this will be for individuals looking for matrimonial investigation, or to investigate if they’ve been the victim of fraud. For corporate investigations, we can help with employee and business partner background checks, financial investigations, identity theft – anything that can threaten a business. Through a variety of specialised inquiry techniques, we can unearth if there’s been any misconduct, and gather evidence discreetly and quickly.

How much will it cost?

Our fees depend entirely on the individual case, what services they require and how long the investigation lasts for. If a client has a limit, we outline what they can get for their budget range and the types of services they can afford. Often, clients will come to us with a certain type of service in mind, such as surveillance techniques. But we can advise on the most effective ways to get answers so that they’re getting the most for their money.

Is hiring a private investigator legal?

As a professional, respected private investigation agency, we take pride in ensuring that all of our private eyes work in adherence to the law. Many of our personal detectives have previously worked in the police or armed forces, so they’ve got experience enforcing and following the law closely. This means they’ve got a thorough understanding of what they can and cannot do when working on a case. Our private investigators will only undertake investigation techniques that are within the law, and with the client’s full and informed consent.

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Prices can vary depending on your professional’s experience and the location of the investigation.

Your professional private investigator will be able to advise you on the full range of options, including what is most suitable for you. Use Bark to receive free quotes and get in touch with local private investigators today.

Some of the common services your private investigator can help with include:

  • Surveillance and counter-surveillance

  • Taking pictures and compiling evidence

  • Interviewing witnesses and conducting research

  • Conducting background checks and running credit reports

  • Process serving

  • Performing due diligence and debt recovery

There are several factors worth considering when choosing your private investigator. These include:

  • Referrals - You will likely be sharing personal information with this person, so it is important to find someone reliable. Do as much research on the private investigator as possible. Ask trusted friends for recommendations and always check reviews.

  • Office-based - Make sure they have an office. If your private detective only works out of restaurants and over the phone, that is a sign you should get out now. You need to know where to find this person if they don’t follow through on their obligations.

  • Experience - Ask about their experience and education. To make sure your job gets done right, find a detective who specialises in the task you need. Ask about their experience and the results of their past work.

  • Insurance - Most serious private investigators are insured. While it is not necessary for all jobs, if something were to happen during the work, you as the hirer, would be held liable if there was no insurance coverage.

  • Confidentiality - You are very likely to deal with sensitive information when you are working with a private investigator, and you need to be sure they will be discreet and respectful of information shared between the two of you.

  • Contract - Your initial consultation with a private detective should be free, and from there, they should be able to outline anticipated costs. If you choose to follow through with the work, make sure all fees and expectations are clearly outlined in a contract.

  • Be prepared - Brace yourself for what a private investigator may uncover. Be sure you are ready for whatever they may find, especially when it involves people close to you. You may hope the private investigator will prove your fears wrong, but be sure that you will be able to handle all outcomes.

You can be confident that any of the local private investigators on Bark will give you a reliable and professional service.

Before you choose a private investigator, you could read testimonials and details of their past work on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark, which displays reviews from past customers.

Absolutely! Although, it's important to carry out thorough checks on your personal investigator as well as looking at testimonials from previous clients, as your professional will be dealing with sensitive information, so you need to ensure that they're trustworthy.



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The average rating for Bark Private Investigators in London is 4.71, based on 2,543 reviews.

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