Private Investigators in Essex

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Bond Rees is most experienced Private Investigators in Essex, with a 98.7% success rate. Our level of knowledge, is second-to-none which means very few private investigations agencies can offer the details, the speed, and results we can offer.

The team of detectives in our Essex office is made up of ex-military, ex-police force, and cyber security experts who can deliver results. So whether you need surveillance on a cheating spouse, a rapidly delivered writ or divorce paper serving, an instant bug sweep of your commercial offices, for us to trace an individual, or even evidence gathering for a court case, we can help.

Bond Rees cover the whole of the UK and have the benefit of local branches situated throughout the country, including Essex.

If you are looking for the most efficient, effective and reliable private investigation services in Essex, contact Bond Rees today to find out how we can help you.

Private Investigator Services in Essex

Bond Rees have the capacity and resources to offer the widest range of professional private investigation services and will modify any service or package to your individual requirements.

Our Private Investigators in Essex have an enviable skills that can provide assistance on the follow tasks:

  • Person tracing (We trace missing persons, 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)
  • Beneficiary Tracing (For wills / probate)
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Covert & undercover surveillance
  • Infidelity & Affair Investigations (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 Private Investigations
  • International People Tracing (USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, etc)
  • Fraud Investigation (including benefits fraud, insurance fraud, pension scams, holiday scams, vehicle scams, money mule investigations, account takeover fraud, illegal tradespeople, etc)
  • Honey trapping investigations
  • 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 private homes, hotel rooms, industrial premises, bathrooms, and commercial offices.
  • Surveillance Equipment / Covert CCTV installationBrand Protection Investigation
  • Vehicle tracking / Find a stolen car, trailer or motorbike
  • 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
  • False allegations and character assassination
  • Investigate troublesome neighbours (for damage, suspicion of dealing drugs, domestic violence, theft, vandalism and damage to vehicles, etc)
  • Evidence gathering for traffic accidents, accidents at work and assaults to prove negligence or otherwise
  • Bullying investigations (e.g Workplace bullying)
  • Locate struck off doctors
  • Cult infiltration and investigations (i.e Narcissistic family cults, Religious groups, Sex cults, etc.)
  • Coercive behaviour, Gaslighting investigations, Cult mind Control, Brainwashing of vulnerable individuals, Childhood conditioning, Totalitarian Behaviour, etc.
  • Theft or abusive behaviour investigations of partners, private care worker, cleaners, nannies, etc.
  • Stalking, Intimidation, Exploitation & Harassment investigations (Online harassment and Off-line harassment)
  • Illegitimate child search / paternity investigations
  • Searches for parents not paying child support
  • Child custody investigations (Finding children who have been taken away by parent)
  • Finding birth father or biological mother
  • Find ex-colleagues from work, the military, sports teams, community clubs, etc.
  • 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
  • Witness interviews, statements and investigations
  • Suspicious neighbour investigations (Drug Users, Suspected Drug Dealers Physical Abuse, Child Abuse, Noise Intimidation, Gaining proof of verbal abuse and disturbance, etc)
  • Grooming investigations
  • Dating profile investigations (e.g cheating partner’s pretending to be somebody else.)

Why choose Bond Rees Private Investigators in Essex?

Bond Rees private detectives have been featured in the Essex and international press

We are the leading private investigators in Essex and across the UK. At Bond Rees we understand that hiring private detectives can be a daunting and unfamiliar process. That’s why our trusted team will guide you through every step of the way. They are knowledgeable and experienced. Due to this, they 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.

Bond Rees employ only the best private detectives with the right aptitude, resilience and skill set for this challenging role gained from a background in military, police or government service.

Every investigation we undertake for you will be legally compliant and the reports and evidence we provide to you will be robust and able to support you with any further action you need to take.

Bond Rees completely understand the sensitive nature of the majority of work we undertake and respect your right to privacy and confidentiality; every investigation is conducted with absolute discretion, and we guarantee to protect your personal details and information.

Bond Rees offer the dual benefits of local knowledge with UK wide coverage, meaning that we have agents ready and able to work where you need us with the ability to follow an investigation wherever it may lead.

Our size and capacity enable us to cover any case, big or small, and to achieve accurate and evidenced results in the shortest of timescales.

Locations we cover in Essex

Bond Rees cover the whole of the county of Essex from Haverhill to Southend on Sea, and from Harlow to Harwich.

Our local branch is situated centrally in Chelmsford close to the County Council offices.

If you live outside of Essex or your investigation requirement extends beyond these areas, do still get in touch as we will undoubtedly be able to assist you from one of our other local branches.

How to access private investigation services in Essex

Getting in touch with Bond Rees is easy.

Just make an enquiry with us via any of the below communication methods and an advisor will get straight back to you to discuss your case and the solutions we can provide:


Text: 07792 762 511


You can call any of the below numbers depending on the service you require:

Private Detective Services: 0800 002 9468

Lie Detector Services: 0800 051 5329

People Tracing Services: 0800 270 7260

Process Serving & other services: 0800 773 4931

Or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Our Private Investigators in Essex operate 24/7 and are ready to help you now.

Private Investigator Costs Essex

The specifics of your case and outcomes that you want to achieve will dictate the exact pricing of the work we undertake for you and our advisor will go through this with you in detail before you commit to any investigation.

However, below are a few examples of the types of costs you can expect to associate with private investigation services we offer:

People tracing services from £99 to £389.

Surveillance ranging from £389 to £780.

GPS Tracking Devices from £99 to £988.

Lie Detector Testing from £450 per test.

Corporate Investigations starting from £740.

Bug Sweeping Services starting from £998.

Why hire a private detective in Essex?

You are most likely reading this page because you have something you need to find out or something that you need to prove.

This might be questions about your relationship and worries that your partner might be cheating or is being dishonest in some way about their assets or lifestyle.

You may have lost touch with a loved one or old friend or ex-partner and want to track down that person to rekindle past relationships or ensure their welfare. Or maybe someone who owes you money has disappeared off the planet and you need to find them to recoup the debt.

You might be involved in difficult divorce or child custody proceedings and need support to prove concerns that you have about the other party or elements of their life.

It could be that you own or run a business and are suspicious of employee activity whether this be theft, abuse of company property or misuse of company time.

Perhaps you think one of your employees is submitting inflated expense claims or is claiming fraudulently for sick pay and inflicting financial damage on your company.

Whatever the issues and questions you are facing, Bond Rees will able to get to the truth of your situation and provide irrefutable evidence of findings, allowing you to take fully informed and decisive next steps.

What benefits can my business see from hiring you?

Bond Rees are the UK experts in corporate investigation.

We have particularly extensive experience in the field of employee investigation and have an exceptionally good track record in achieving results in this field in minimal timescales.

Bond Rees are fully legally compliant and are a rights respecting company; your business will not be at risk of any legal come back or challenge following work we undertake for you.

Bond Rees will protect your information and business reputation at all times and guarantee absolute confidentiality and discretion in all areas of work we carry out for your company.

Bond Rees will provide you with a personal point of contact who will ensure that we fully understand your needs and requirements and provide the exact solution to fit these.

You will be updated throughout the investigation to ensure that you remain in control, and we will provide you with a professional report and documented evidence at the end of every investigation we undertake for you.

Do you help law firms in Essex?

Bond Rees are highly experienced in working alongside legal firms throughout the UK.

We would be happy to provide professional services to any Essex law firm whether this be process serving, person tracing or whatever else you may need from us.

Just use any of the contact methods to get in touch and a Bond Rees advisor will call you straight back.

Are private investigators legal?

Yes. Private investigation is a legal and professional occupation in the UK.

There are laws that govern the actions and intentions around private investigation in the UK which must be complied with to ensure legitimate investigation.

Examples of the types of legislation pertinent to the private investigation industry are GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, Human Rights Act 1998, and Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Bond Rees are a legitimate and responsible agency and comply with all relevant legislation and guidance.

What can a private investigator legally do?

Private detectives utilise a whole host of activities and tasks to conduct robust and thorough investigation and achieve the evidence that you need.

Bond Rees private detectives always conduct every investigation and task in a legally compliant manner and will not act in a way that places you or your investigation at any risk.

Examples of some of the legitimate tasks a private detective can engage in to support investigation are provided below:

  • Surveillance: physically following someone, using surveillance equipment and taking photographic evidence.
  • Undertaking record and database searches to gain personal and background information.
  • Undertaking social media searches to gain understanding of lifestyle, behaviours, and network.
  • Making enquiries within a person’s personal and professional networks to gain more information about areas of their life.
  • Conducting bug sweeps of properties, premises, or vehicles to find and remove any listening or surveillance devices.
  • Tracing a person who is missing intentionally or unintentionally.

Plus many others, built into an investigation to achieve the results and outcomes you need.

Private Investigator FAQs

Do you work with businesses?

Bond Rees work with both private clients and corporate customers and have extensive experience in both of these areas.

What are your opening hours?

24/7! Contact us any time you need us and we will get straight back to you.

When can my investigation start?

Straight away or whenever you need us. We have agents available to commence work on an immediate basis at all times.

How much does private investigation cost?

This will depend on the precise circumstances of your case but we provide a guide to service prices above for your information.

Where do you cover?

Bond Rees cover the whole of the UK but have a local branch in Essex from which they are able to provide private investigation services throughout the county.

Will I receive evidence of your findings?

Yes, of course. Bond Rees will provide you with a full report and documented evidence at the conclusion of every investigation.

Will you achieve the results I need?

Bond Rees are the largest and most experienced private investigation agency in the country. If we can’t get your results, no one can!

How can I hire Bond Rees?

Just contact us on any of the above methods and a Bond Rees advisor will get in touch to talk you through the entire hiring and investigation process and answer any questions or queries you may have.

You are then free to choose whether or not you wish to hire us or if you would like time to think about your decision.

We are here to help you and advise you of the best course of action and are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Contact our Private Investigators in Essex today to take the first step in resolving whatever issue or questions you are facing.

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