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Our managing partners are Mr David J Harris and Mr John Maciver. Mr Harris is a law graduate and has been a businessman and has a military background.

We take assignments from around the UK

John first worked as a private investigator in the 1980s and has since also worked since as a writer and has run various businesses. The pair recently investigated a major fraud and helped prepare the case for lawyers to take to court. Based in Scotland, they will handle many kinds of investigations for companies and for individuals around the UK.

Investigating and interviewing is our forte. There is a right way and a wrong way to interview people and witnesses. Our investigators know how to put interviewees at their ease and encourages them to tell what they know.


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Always beware of a red flag

There is a reason we have Impartial in our name. We report what we find without bias. Your report will set out what was learned and from whom. It also states what was not answered and by whom. These are the famed red flags in any investigation and as much can be learned from a person’s refusal to answer as any other reaction.

What’s hidden is usually the most crucial part of the evidence – not what people want to tell you to make you go away. The investigators may have a request from a client to make a recommendation.  That could be to decide whether or not there should be a disciplinary process so the client will get that recommendation in their report, if requested and appropriate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be sure Impartial Investigations is genuine and that you are who you say you are?

If you have any doubts about us at Impartial Investigations, you should contact the Association of British Investigators (the ABI). They have checked our credentials – our training, our experience, our financial standing, our public liability insurance, and so on. Get the ABI’s contact details at www.theabi.org.uk.

Does Impartial Investigations have proper insurance in place in case of mishaps?

Yes, we do. We have public liability cover for £1,000,000.

Does Impartial Investigations have proper procedures in place if I have a complaint?

Yes, we do. If you have a complaint about the outcome of an investigation, the way it was done, our fees, or the conduct of our people, firstly put your complaint in writing to our Managing Partner at management@impartialinvestigations.co.uk. If you have not received a satisfactory response within 14 days, you may then take your complaint to our professional association, the Association of British Investigators (the ABI). Get the ABI’s contact details at www.theabi.org.uk.

How do we achieve professionalism and trust?

We achieve that by being members of the Association of British Investigators (the ABI). This is the only association in the industry that checks all its members’ backgrounds for criminality. It also confirms whether or not they are insured for public liability. Also whether they understand how to process data legally under GDPR.

The ABI is alone in doing that as the only investigation industry body in the UK that takes the honesty of its members and their knowledge of data protection, and particularly GDPR, extremely seriously. That is partly why it’s an approved supplier of Law Society of Scotland and endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

Finally, a warning …

Beware. Even top businessmen fail to properly check before they hire a private investigator. Even the billionaire businessman Elon Musk who found out too late he had hired a crook when he took on fake and inexperienced so-called investigator James Howard-Higgins. Needless to say, Howard-Higgins was not a member of the ABI. Without the assurance of ABI membership, you too could end up hiring one of the many rogues and criminals in the UK who also pass themselves off as private investigators. If in doubt, call the ABI. They will keep you right.

To get in touch with Impartial Investigations now, go to Contact Us.

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