Private Investigators at Peter Taylors have over 40 years of investigations experience

Hiring the right Private Investigator

Choosing a private detective can be difficult. Getting the right results from a detective agency depends on working with a private detective you can trust, who’s experienced, efficient and keeps in touch with clients

What to look for in a private investigator

There are four key points to check when hiring a good private investigator:

  1. Detective skills – there are many ways that an investigator can learn their skills: police training, military service or Home Office experience – all these give a private investigator a great background. So ask how your investigator learned their craft, it will help you separate the truly skilled detectives from those who just like the idea of being an investigator.
  2. Background support – whatever TV shows suggest about lone detectives doing all the legwork themselves, most detective agencies rely on a team of competent, dedicated researchers who can put their fingers on the right information. Solo investigators lack this background support that allows swifter resolution of cases and better information for clients.
  3. Communication skills – Whether you’re experiencing difficulties that lead to a matrimonial investigation or undertaking a criminal defence and seeking top class evidence-gathering to support your case, you need a private investigator who can communicate clearly and effectively. Be sure you’re getting a dedicated service and that you’re confident your investigator will get back to you regularly and keep you in the picture about progress.
  4. Continuing professional development – the world of private investigation moves rapidly. New technology has changed the nature of detection. Tracing missing relatives, for example, has become very different since the arrival of the internet, but still requires a background in traditional research skills. A good detective agency ensures that its team balance classic investigative techniques with mastery of the latest technology and surveillance techniques.

Next steps in hiring a Private Investigator

Once you’re satisified that your chosen Private Investigator has all four crucial areas of expertise, you can relax, confident that they will treat your case with seriousness and care, using tact, superlative investigation skills and the latest technology to bring you a swift and successful result. Why not contact us to find out why we believe our team is best placed to help you:

London Office

                               133 Houndsditch,
                               London EC3A 7BX.
                               Contact Us: 0203-475-2222

Birmingham Office

                               2nd Floor,
                               Quayside Tower, 252-260 Broad Street
                               Birmingham, B1 2HF
                               Contact Us: 0121-227-4344

Manchester Office

                                Park House, Park Road,
                                Manchester M34 5GL.
                                Contact Us: 0161-667-3357

Other UK locations

                                Contact Us: 0845-340-2910


                                Contact Us: +44-203-667-2505