Private Services

We offer a range of private services to support our clients in finding peace of mind in their personal lives. Whatever situation you are dealing with, we have the services to help you uncover the truth.

There can be many personal reasons you might need the services of a private detective. You might be having relationship problems and suspect your partner is cheating or you may be concerned about the wellbeing of your partner or a family member with regard to certain habits such as gambling or alcohol.

Equally, you may need some support from a financial perspective regarding maintenance payments or you might need to trace a missing person.

If you need peace of mind then the services that A1 Investigations offers can support you in all aspects of your private life and help you find out the truth, whatever situation you are dealing with.

A1 Investigations provides the following private investigation services for your personal needs:

Peace of mind reports

There are many reasons people request our Peace of Mind reports service. A partner, family member or friend may be acting oddly and you are concerned for their wellbeing. Equally, you might suspect a partner is being unfaithful.

Whatever the concern, A1 Investigations will work closely with you to confidentially and discreetly find you the answers you need. Our agents will use state of the art surveillance techniques to gather the facts which may include taking photos, GPS tracking and online surveillance to help build a picture of all of the facts.

Every investigation is unique so we work with you to determine the best approach. Once our report is completed it is presented to you, so that you can make an informed decision about any next steps you may need to take. In some cases peace of mind reports deliver reassurance; in other cases they confirm that there is a problem that may need addressing.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

Matrimonial & divorce

It is never an easy time if you do suspect your partner is being unfaithful, but at A1 Investigations we work closely with you to carry out discreet matrimonial surveillance both in the UK and overseas as required.

Matrimonial surveillance can help put your mind at ease or may confirm your suspicions, but either way it will give you the answers you need to be able to move forward.

We will work closely with you to monitor a partner where appropriate, and we will provide our clients with a full report and photographic evidence that can be passed to solicitors if divorce becomes a reality. We can also undertake financial asset investigations to identify if your partner is hiding assets from you.

At A1 Investigations we understand that the breakdown of any relationship is difficult, and we operate with absolute discretion, compassion and understanding at all times.

Signs of infidelity may include the following behaviour changes*:

  • An altered schedule – your partner’s normal work/life schedule may be different and they may not be able to explain it. Maybe they are working late or working away more than usual
  • Secretive phone or computer use – is your partner being cagey or guarded when using their devices?
  • Improved appearance – your partner may have made significant changes in their appearance which are out of character. Their clothes may have new smells such as distinctive perfume or smoke which is uncharacteristic
  • They are distant and unavailable – you partner may be less engaged with you and the relationship and may disappear for periods of time without any communication. They may not answer their phone to you for example
  • Changes in sexual activity – either more or less
  • Your partner is hostile toward you and your relationship.
  • They may suggest you are paranoid and should see a doctor or Psychiatrist.

*please note that these signs do not mean your partner is cheating and they could indicate that something else is wrong.

Proof of cohabitation

When a relationship has broken down and there are children involved, there are often financial arrangements such as maintenance payments put in place. If there are changes to the living arrangements with regards to new partners moving in, then this can affect maintenance payments and adjustments are often necessary as household income will be affected.

A1 Investigations can help gather any evidence to show if an ex-partner is co-habiting with a new spouse. It might be that an ex-partner has stated they are living alone, and they might be doing so for financial gain. They may live in another part of the UK now or even overseas which makes it difficult for a client to find out the information they need.

By gathering the facts, this evidence can then be used to ensure nobody is paying more money than they are legally required to do so with regards to child maintenance.

We provide reports in a court ready format to ensure they can be quickly used and acted upon.

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Digital Infidelity

We can also support you in investigating digital as well as physical infidelity. In today’s digitally driven world, infidelity can take on many forms and does not always involve being unfaithful face to face. Our team of expert agents can support digital matrimonial investigations as well as more traditional forms of surveillance. More often than not, we need to use a blend of investigation techniques both on and offline in order to gather the facts for our clients.

We tailor all our matrimonial surveillance services to meet your needs and we can operate in the UK and overseas.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

Tracing missing persons

There are many reasons people want to trace a missing person. It may be to reconnect with a long lost family member or friend or it might be to find someone who actively decided to disappear. Other reasons to trace people include tracking down witnesses to incidents who may be able to help in a court case or it might be that someone owes you money.

Whatever the reason, A1 Investigations can help you using our state of the art systems and technology to track people down using the latest tools and resources.

More often than not, tracing a person falls outside the remit of a police investigation and people often end up frustrated and not sure where to turn next. They will try many different routes often focused on internet research but this can often prove difficult without the right tools and resources.

To help with ay missing persons investigation, we will work closely with a client to get as much information about the individual as we can to get our search off to the strongest possible start.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.


Walls should not have ears, but in some cases they do. At A1 Investigations, we use sophisticated debugging equipment to sweep your home for any listening devices that may have been planted.

People may plant bugging devices for many reasons but in households it is often because someone is trying to spy on you and listen in to private conversations. The motivations for this could be to gather personal information to use for blackmail purposes, suspicion about infidelity or even be linked to business reasons.

Nobody should feel that their privacy is being compromised like this and it is illegal to plant hidden recording devices.

We have a wealth of experience in debugging homes and all types of premises. We carefully assess any devices we find so that you have all the information you need to bring those that have planted them to justice.

Our debugging experience has covered small and large offices, factory units, hotels and private homes and residences throughout the UK and globally.

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GPS Tracking

GPS tracking has become an incredibly useful, unobtrustive tool in recent years to help track movement effectively. GPS tracking can help you in a variety of different cases such as:

  • Matrimonial cases - GPS devices can be used to obtain proof of cohabitation or tracking your partners movements if you suspect they are having an affair.
  • Child protection - GPS devices can be woven into their clothing to ensure your child is safe wherever they are.

Our GPS devices provide detailed and precise tracking reports and can assist with many forms of crimes commited against you.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

Covert camera systems

There are times when the installation of a covert camera system will be required to secure key pieces of evidence – especially when theft in the home is suspected. Such crimes rarely stop without some form of intervention, so ensuring you have solid evidence in order to make a balanced and informed decision about what action is needed next is really important.

These camera systems can be very expensive to purchase which is why we offer them for hire. We also provide covert Listening devices.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

Trace enquiries

Sometimes the people you need to engage with disappear. When this happens, you may be left out of pocket, especially if they or their business owe you money.

Our team of highly skilled agents at A1 are trained to find people and businesses. If you need to locate a person or a business, we can assist you and will always operate with the utmost discretion.

We can conduct national and international enquires with regard to missing persons. We can also monitor internet accounts in order to track down a person.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

Process serving

At A1 Investigations we provide a fully comprehensive service for serving process documents. This includes the delivery and serving of both court and private documents.

Many businesses do not have the resources to manage this process. Our service allows them to manage this without taking their teams away from their day job which can impact business efficiency and profitability. Let us take the pressure off, we are able to complete all process serving needs to your requirements.

We are able to serve documents nationally through our agents and contacts and internationally if required.

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There are many times where the services of a reputable private investigation firm like ours are required by solicitors, local authorities and government bodies.

We are called upon more than ever before to provide our expertise to governments and councils to help them deliver key pieces of work. Our dynamic and agile investigation work means we can deliver services to support all situations.

We regularly report on the following cases:

  • Process serving
  • Trace enquiries
  • Proof of co-habitations
  • Child custody enquiries
  • Surveillance
  • Taking statements
  • Evidence gathering
  • Status reports
  • Corporate investigations
  • Background checks
  • Defence work
  • Employment law investigations

Contact us today for a confidential discussion.

Overseas private assignments

Thanks to global travel and digital technology, the world has become a very small place. Although most investigations can operate effectively from the UK, there are certain cases and circumstances when overseas travel is important in order to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

Unlike many other agencies, A1 never sub-contracts overseas work out to other agencies. We manage our investigations from start to finish, even if that involves international travel. We do have trusted contacts around the world who can assist our enquiries when needed, but they work alongside us, with A1 always leading the case rather than us briefing them to deliver a job on our behalf.

All of our highly trained agents are used to operating both in the UK and abroad to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

If you have a case that might require international support then call us today for a confidential discussion.

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