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Look for the best Private investigators to help you fix a problem, ? Welcome to Bond Rees. We are the UK’s leading private detective agency with a 98.7% case success rate. We provide discreet, professional private investigation services across the UK wide that get results. If you are looking for a private detective to help you out with a problem, then read on.

Our private investigation agency is made up of ex-military, ex-police force, and cyber security experts who can deliver results on both a personal and corporate level. So whether you need surveillance on a cheating husband, a quickly delivered writ, court summons, eviction notice or divorce paper serving, a same-day bug sweep of your offices, a discreet trace on an individual, help to find someone who owes you money, or even legal evidence gathering for a court case, we can help.

UK Private Investigation Services with 98.7% Success Rate

We have been providing private investigation services UK wide for many years now and have built up a team of detectives that can help you with a wide range of problems. Our private detectives are trained to the highest standard If you need investigation services, our private detectives can help with:

  • Person tracing (We trace lost relatives, ex-partners and old flames from school, find probate beneficiaries, find people in the UK, fine people abroad, find cowboy builders who owe money from an unfinished project, etc.)
  • Debtor Tracing (Someone who owes you money like a tenant who didn’t pay rent)
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Covert & undercover surveillance
  • Infidelity Investigation (We offer surveillance to catch cheating husband, wife or partner, benefits cheats, theft by employees, etc.)
  • Corporate Investigations (Due diligence, corporate espionage, spying, intelligence gathering, corruption, and competitor investigations.)
  • Financial Investigations
  • International Investigations
  • International People Tracing (USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, etc)
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Employee investigations (such as employee theft, employee fraud, employee misconduct, and data Protection Act breach investigations)
  • Business partner investigations (for theft and corruption)
  • Bug sweeping of homes, hotel rooms and commercial offices
  • Surveillance Equipment / Covert CCTV installationBrand Protection Investigation
  • Vehicle tracking / Find a stolen car
  • Cyber Crime (Scammers. Phishing, Electronic money theft, Cryptocurrency theft, Phone & Computer Hacking, Identity Theft, Stolen Money, Computer Forensics, Security Penetration Checks (Pen Testing), etc)
  • Process serving (e.g serving of legal documents, such as divorce papers, writs, summons, section 8 and section 21 notices, etc)
  • Telephone number tracing
  • Lie Detector Testing (also called Polygraph Examination)
  • Background Checking
  • Tracing Land Owners
  • Identity theft investigations
  • Catfishing investigations
  • Family law investigations
  • Blackmail and extortion (Often sexual)
  • False allegations and character assassination
  • Investigate troublesome neighbours (for damage, drug dealing, domestic violence, etc)
  • Evidence gathering for accidents and assaults to prove negligence or otherwise
  • Locate struck off doctors
  • Coercive behaviour and gaslighting investigations
  • Stalking & Harassment investigations
  • Illegitimate child search / paternity investigations
  • Searches for parents not paying child support
  • Find children who have been taken away by parent
  • Finding birth father or biological mother
  • Evidence for prima facie defamation (e.g Finding someone who posted photos, comments, or damaging information on chat forums, social media and website comments.)
  • Tech fraud (Bank hacking, crypto theft / hack forensics and tracing, phishing email fraud, etc.)
  • Close protection services
  • Mystery shopper investigations
  • Fly Tipping Investigation
  • Brand Protection Investigation
  • Address tracking
  • Service of court order
  • Attend and make court hearing notes at criminal trials
  • Suspicious neighbour investigations
  • Grooming investigations

Contact Bond Rees

Contact Bond Rees to hire a private detective today! We can speak to you on email or on your communications channel of choice, including Whatsapp, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype or Google Meet.

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Why choose a Bond Rees Private Detective?

There are many private investigators that can provide you with services as we can, however, none of them has the experience or the expert team of PI’s that we do. At Bond Rees, we have built up a huge network of private detectives around the UK that can mobilise at a moments notice.

Our UK Private Investigators have been feature in the press in the UK, and overseas

We are the most established and experienced private investigation agency in the UK. Our UK-based detectives are among some of the best in the industry. Due to our depth of expertise, we are regularly contacted for an expert opinion by media titles, and have been featured in the press worldwide, including The New York Post, Huffington Post, The Sun, Yahoo Life, The Mirror, Lad Bible, Bristol Post, and Wales Online.

By landing on our website it tells us that you are in the process of hiring a private investigator, so here are some of the reasons why you may want to hire us as your private detective agency.

Our UK Private Investigators get results

We're a UK Private Detective Agency that get results

First and foremost, we get results. What good is hiring a private investigator (also called a PI) if they can’t get you the results that you need? Our agents can call upon many years of experience to get the job done. If your job is a tough one then you will want the best detectives working on it.

We are professional

Our investigators have been trained by government agencies and have come from a police or military background so understand the need to be professional at all times. When you hire us we understand that we are representing you so you can be assured that our professional investigators will carry out a job to the highest of standards. The private detective industry isn’t regulated so you could come across rogue traders, if you hire us you will be hiring a company that works to the highest professional standards.

We are experienced and can find anyone or anything

Some services that we provide are more difficult than others. For example, our people tracing service looks for someone who is missing or has gone into hiding and our professional investigators often only have a name or a last known location. If we look at London that has a population of 8.9 million people then imagine how hard it could be to find one person off a name alone.

Our UK-based private investigators can draw upon years of experience to find that one person and have done many times. If your job is complex, our agents have the skill and experience to carry it out.

Our PI’s are the best in the business and can help you to find birth parents (biological father or mother), adopted siblings, missing persons (runaways), hidden assets (hidden for divorce, business deals, bankruptcy), stolen items (vehicles, boats, planes, bikes, etc), and even someone from just a photo.

Our Private Detectives Operate Internationally

UK & Global detective services

Our private investigator network covers the whole of the UK. We aren’t a one person with a camera operation so if your job takes us around the UK or even worldwide we have the resources to get the job done.

We also have multiple office locations around the UK and, due to popular demand for our services, we have recently opened new offices and have private detectives in Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham and Liverpool.

If you wanted to meet face-to-face then it is not a problem. However, we understand the need for being discreet so if you don’t want to meet that is perfectly fine too.

At the bottom of the page, you can see some of our office locations along with the areas that we serve. If you don’t see your town or city listed get in touch as I’m sure we can still help. Our network is vast and we can have a private investigator on your job within days and often the same day.

Who we work with and what work do we carry out

UK private detective agency with 40+ years experience

The private investigation sector covers a wide range of services and can be carried out for different people and businesses, here are some of the services that we can provide to you and the people that we provide them for. If there is a service that you need that isn’t listed please get in contact and one of our highly experienced investigators can give you impartial advice.

Private Clients

Our private investigation services are often hired by private clients so they can make informed decisions on what action to take next. We can gather intelligence for private clients and present it in an easy to understand format which is also cost-effective. When you hire a private detective we outline all of our costs upfront and if there are additional costs we will explain these before carrying out any work so you aren’t surprised by these extra costs.

When you hire an experienced investigator it’s more cost-effective than hiring someone new to the industry as you aren’t being constantly billed for services that weren’t included in the beginning. We know roughly how much private investigations cost on average so we are upfront with you at the beginning whereas other agencies are not.

Commercial and Corporate Clients

We offer Corporate Private Investigation Services

We work with many commercial and corporate clients with our private investigation services. These can include fraud investigations, diligence investigations, surveillance work, background checks, missing people tracing who may owe your company money and so much more.

If you are looking for private investigations for your business you may want to check out our corporate investigations page where we outline some of the work that we carry out for businesses. Or if you want to speak to one of our investigators get in touch here.

Legal Clients

Private detective services for lawyers and law firms

If you are a law firm that needs help with your legal services such as process serving then we can help. Our private investigators are fully insured and having come from police and military backgrounds we know the importance of the evidence and procedure chain.

Ourn Private Investigators can help to serve:

• Summons or claims

• Statutory Demands

• Bankruptcy or winding up petitions

• Court orders

• N39 Order to attend court

And much more. To see how we can help your law firm check out our process server page.


Surveillance services

Our private investigators are experts in surveillance and if you need to gather irrefutable evidence in a legal way then an undercover detective can help. Gathering evidence without being spotted is a skill in its self and our team of private investigators have been carrying out surveillance in both criminal investigation and private investigation for years.

We can provide surveillance for all types of reasons including catching cheating partners, carrying out due diligence checks, monitoring your employees, background checks, and much more to gather irrefutable evidence so you can make informed choices.

Matrimonial and relationship investigations

relationship investigations

If you suspect your partner is cheating or is up to no good, maybe hiding gambling debts or something else from you then we can investigate them and present this evidence to you. Maybe you want to conduct your due diligence on them before getting married as divorce can be expensive on both parties. Whatever your reason, our private investigators can provide matrimonial surveillance and investigation to give you peace of mind.

People tracing

finding a missing person

Tracing agents can help find someone that has gone missing or has gone into hiding, maybe someone owes you money and has now fallen off the face of the earth. Our Investigators can find a missing person in the UK very quickly. We can also find missing persons who may have left the UK too, but we recommend searching the UK before going nationally as it’s the best way to find a person.

Our people tracing investigations can take us all around the UK and nationally so hiring a detective agency that has the resources as we do is going to help you get the results that you need. The world is a big place so hiring a one-man band to find a missing person often isn’t going to produce the expected results. In London alone there are 8 million people so be sure to consult with the right private investigators that have the resources needed to help you.

GPS Vehicle Tracking

gps tracking

Our GPS vehicle tracking service can be used by both private and commercial clients alike. If you want to see where your vehicle is going our private investigators can help. We can help fit a GPS tracking device to your vehicle and then monitor it and provide you with evidence to show exactly what your employees or partner has been up to, where they have visited and show you the exact locations they have been at what times.

Our GPS vehicle tracking service is useful for catching cheating partners but it can also help companies cut down on fuel fraud and excess vehicle milage where company cars are being used for non-work-related activities.

Our detectives can also sweep for bugs and GPS tracking devices and can provide you with electronic counter measures if you think you could be a target for such devices.

Polygraph Tests

lie detector tests

Polygraph tests or as they are more commonly known as lie detector tests are something our investigators can provide. If you need a lie detector test to prove your innocence or want your partner to have one to prove theirs then one of our professional polygraph experts can be with you very quickly and can give you the result in days if not the same day.

Data Recovery

Have you lost files that are critically important to your business or have sentimental value then our cyber team can help you recover lost data from your devices.

Bug Sweeps

Private detectives can offer Bug sweeping services

We live in a world where people will do anything to get a competitive advantage. Many of our corporate clients have hired us to perform our bug sweep service so they can keep their competitive advantage.

Bug sweeps are not just for businesses though and individuals can also be targets. Every client is different and if you think you could be a target for electronic surveillance talk to one of our experts today for advice on setting up a bug sweeping routine.

How much do Bond Rees private detectives cost?

How much does a private investigator cost?

Hiring a private investigator is more affordable than you think.

While some agencies may be more expensive than others, the ultimate aim is to provide you with the answers you need. The price of hiring a private investigator is dependant on the service required. Background checks for example will cost differently from finding someone around the UK.

Every client is different and every investigation is different. If you would like a free no-obligation quote get in touch with a member of our team.

The location also plays a role in the cost of an investigation because if we have to track a person around the globe rather than in one city like London there are going to be different costs involved.

Private Investigators Case Study: The Cheating Sergeant

Location: London, Richmond, and Fulham

August of 2022 we were contacted by a client in Brentford, West London, who was convinced her husband was cheating on her. He was a Sargent at the Met police. 

The aim of our working with this client was to provide her with definitive proof of her husband’s infidelity, thereby substantiating her concerns and allowing her to make informed decisions regarding the future of their marriage.

What we did

Our highly trained private investigators conducted surveillance on the police officer during his work hours with the aim of monitoring his interactions and activities to determine if there was any evidence of infidelity. Our detectives subtly followed him during his lunch break where he travelled to Richmond for lunch, and then back to a house in Fulham for a couple of hours, after his shift.

Surveillance revealed that the police officer was having an extramarital affair with his colleague, who was a police constable.

We managed to capture video footage of the police officer and his colleague kissing while parked in a car park. This evidence provided proof of the affair and was vital in solidifying the client’s case for divorce.


The client was provided with irrefutable evidence of her husband’s infidelity, and she decided to proceed with a divorce. On top of his divorce, the police officer faced professional repercussions, including the loss of his job.

Private Investigator FAQs

UK private investigator faqs

Hiring a private detective is something that not many people will have experience in so naturally there can be many questions about our service. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get. If your question isn’t answered below please get in contact with us and a member of our team will help you with any queries that you may have.

Will the information I provide you be confidential?

Yes the information we collect as well as the information you provide us will be confidential. If you are concerned with hiring a private investigator don’t be. Our agents are professional and can provide you with free advice on the best service for the problems you may be having.

I’m nervous, what should I expect from a private investigator?

You can expect professionalism and discreetness that will provide you with the truth that you seek. We understand that hiring an investigator is not something people do on a daily basis so we will give you all the advice, support and skills that you need to give you peace of mind. For a free no-obligation quote or to hire a Bond Rees private detective talk to an agent today.

I want to hire a private investigator, are private investigators legal?

Hiring a private British investigator is legal. Private investigators operate within the law of the country they are working in. When you hire Bond Rees you can be assured we will act legally with ethics on your behalf. We have detective agency offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Southampton, and our detectives operate in most towns and cities around the UK, and the rest of the world. We have recently recruited private detectives in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Will the person find out you are tracking them?

When we run investigations the person we are tracking will never know that we are there. Our private detectives have tracked people all around the world without them knowing we were there so if you are concerned about being discovered we can assure you we won’t be.

How can I pay Bond Rees?

Before embarking on an investigation we will outline all of the costs upfront so you are not surprised with unwanted fees. All jobs are different and our British investigators have years of experience so the cost we provide you with our initial quote is often the cost that you will pay. If an investigation takes an unexpected turn we can talk to you about additional fees before we continue. Our investigation services are paid for in advance and can be paid by bank transfer, visa or debit, in-person cash or online payment.

I want to find someone/trace someone who owes me money, what information do I need to provide?

The more information you can provide our investigator with the quicker we can find a person. Investigations for finding missing people can be difficult but hiring an experienced detective agency such as ourselves gives you the best chance of finding someone with little information.

Can you monitor someones social media account?

A private investigator will use a wide variety of techniques in their investigations and looking at a person’s social media is certainly a part of that. We also have access to industry databases not available to the public to aid in our investigation.

What can a private investigator do for a law firm?

Most of our law firm customers use us to serve documents around the UK. If you have a law firm that has additional requirements please get in touch to speak to one of our agents.

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