No. You don’t have to be a lawyer to engage our services. We assist individuals and businesses with a range of matters. Of course we also provide services to lawyers in a number of areas.
How will investigations help me if I have been charged with a crime?
People often don’t tell the Police the entire truth for fear of getting in trouble or for a host of other reasons. Often the information they leave out can be vital to a defendant’s case. In addition Police resources are often stretched so, particularly for less serious offences, routine enquires are not completed. These enquires can often bring into question other witnesses account of events and assist defence cases. “Leaving no stone unturned” is not a rule reserved for Police.
What can a Private Investigator do to help me if I am involved in civil litigation?
Our Private Investigator can assist you to gather evidence to support your case by being able to approach parties you may be unable to get time with or to gather evidence covertly enabling you to focus on running your business.
Additionally a Private Investigator can assist you to collate, analyse and present your evidence to your legal counsel.
Sometimes a professional person, such as a Private Investigator, can also assist parties to get back around the table with a view to reconciliation or mediation before more costly formal processes are commenced.
I have been the subject of a burglary and Police are not interested in solving it. Can a Private Investigator help me find out who broke into my property?
Yes they can. Police resources are often stretched and patrols are under pressure to get to the next job. This applies to many crime, not just burglaries. This means that evidence at the scene can often be overlooked and that other enquires are either not done or are very limited.
Our Private Investigator should be able to assist determining how the offenders entered and exited the property and to seek out witnesses and evidence that the Police may have missed due to other work demands.
Enquiries from a Private Investigator may reveal other similar offending in the area that has gone unreported to Police. Often these “other” crimes are the ones that offer up the evidence of the offender for your offence.
My ex-husband has a Domestic Violence Order against him yet still breaches the order constantly and seems to get away with it. Will a Private Investigator be able to help to have his breaches dealt with?
Offenders who are subject to DVO’s often push the limits of the order. Domestic Violence victims are usually left to determine for themselves whether some act constitutes a breach or not and if so to gather the evidence and then report it in the hope that the Police treat it seriously. Unfortunately many complainants find that the Police are not interested in a minor breach and eventually applicants give up reporting breaches believing the Police aren’t interested? Only when a serious breach occurs do Police often attend and this situation could have been avoidable.
Our Private Investigators, with significant investigative experience, should not only identify breaches suitable for reporting but should also recognize patterns of behaviour that may alert them to more serious risks ahead.
In addition our Private Investigator can obtain evidence of breaches (e.g. Videos surveillance footage, observations or witness enquiries) to ensure you are supported and may even be unnecessary from an evidence perspective to testify.
Detailed application to Courts from Private Investigators can assist the court to review DVO conditions more promptly to reduce the escalation of potential violence.
I have had some internal staffing issues that I want investigated but I don’t really know if my supervisors know how to get to the bottom of it. Can a Private Investigator help with this?
Because all of our Private Investigators are skilled interviewers and know how to conduct investigations you will definitely get to the bottom of the problem much faster instead of expecting current supervisors to flounder. In addition some sensitive investigations can do irreparable harm to supervisor/staff relationships downstream.
With our investigative background you can be assured that we will get to the bottom of what is going on and provide you with the facts you need to decide how you wish to proceed.
Our business is a high risk of being the subject of an armed robbery. Do you help to train staff to know what to do if something like this happens?
With a wealth of experience in attending and investigating the most serious of crimes, including armed robberies, you can be assured that we will provide sound advice aimed at keeping people safe and at the same time ensuring as much evidence as possible is preserved and obtained to assist in arresting the offenders.
Some good crime prevention advice can also reduce the likelihood of your property being chosen as a soft option by offenders.
I’d like to find out if my staff are vigilant and following our procedures in respect of customer service and thefts. Is that something your Private Investigator’s will help with?
We can groom our approach to suit what circumstance it is that you would like examined. For example we can make cold call phone enquiries, or we can assess staff greeting performance and assess their actions throughout the sales process by undertaking mystery shopping by a Private Investigator.
In addition your security measures can be tested by us as we undertake a series of “controlled thefts” from your premises to test your current security systems and staff alertness.
Will surveillance help fully clarify to my situation?
Yes, professional surveillance is a highly effective way to discover the truth about your situation and to establish if your gut feeling is right. Once all of the facts are available you will be able to make an informed decision.
I'm really nervous about hiring a Private Investigator. I want it to be a secret, will anybody else know?
No-one else will know that you have engaged a Private Investigator and your privacy is paramount.
Your investigation will be conducted in strict privacy and confidentiality and in accordance with strict confidentiality agreements. All files and evidence is stored in a secure environment ensuring your private matter remains confidential.
Can the information received from the Investigator be used in Court?
Yes evidence obtained will be admissible in court. We can provide statements, affidavits as well as produce exhibits such as video or photographic footage to you or your legal representative
Do Private Investigators have to have a special licence?
Yes, under the Security Providers Act, all Investigators must hold a current licence.