Frequently Asked Questions


Does a private investigator need to be licensed in the U.K.?

The short answer is no, there are currently no laws in the United Kingdom that need a private investigator to be licensed but here at Dalton investigations we uphold the believe that they should, This is why our investigators are DBS checked and our director is a member of W.A.D ( World Association Of Detectives) A.B.I (Association Of British investigators) W.A.P.I (World Association Of Professional Investigators)

As our director is a member of each of associations we endeavour to uphold the same high standards and ethics as these companies which in turn means you get the best possible service within the legal limits of the country

Are private investigations legal?

Private investigations are perfectly legal in the United Kingdom,  which means all of our investigations can be used in a court of law. We follow the current laws and legislation's within the United Kingdom  

Will it be confidential?

No all are investigations are private and kept between the investigators and client 

Can we tap phones?

It is currently illegal to tap or bug phones in the United Kingdom. However if the phone is under your name, phone forensics can be used to recover deleted information,

call history and text messages 

Can you hack emails?

No reputable private investigations company will hack into an email account as this is not a legal method of investigation.

What does a private investigator do ?

Our investigations are bespoke to the clients needs as every investigation is different.

Why not speak to one of our friendly investigators today to discuss what sort of investigation you will need. 

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What are the next steps?

The next steps are to get in touch with us and  talk to about what type of investigation you need

Will the person find out they are under surveillance ?

No all our investigators are discreet and conduct covert surveillance . The only way someone could find out is if you told them but otherwise the person will be unaware of the investigation

How can you pay?

We accept all type payments including by bank transfer, credit card and pay-pal