Private Investigators

Are you looking for a private investigator to carry out your Investigation needs? Are you a Solicitor, HR Manager, Paralegal, Director, Supply Chain Manager or a fraud insurer please do not hesitate to contact Dukeries Private Investigators on 0845 230 3012.

Dukeries have been established since 1972 which means we have over 40 years of experience in the private investigation industry, our clients regularly tell us we are by far the leading private investigators in the industry.

In September 2014 Dukeries achieved The Code of Practice for Investigative services; we have to undergo yearly audits to prove we are still working at the set standard.  Daryl Witton the managing director says:

“This is yet another landmark step in the right direction for our industry. This British Standard together with licensing of individual Investigators will certainly improve the quality of services to clients. We have already been asked by several clients if we have Achieved BS 102000 and we have been able to send them proof that we have. It will certainly be essential to any tender process in the future.”

Since 1972 we have worked for Law Firms, Local Authorities, Insurers, Commercial Business and the General Public, we have Investigators who specialise in different aspects of the Investigation Industry to ensure our clients that they are hiring professional Private Investigator.

Private Investigations for Law Firms

Our Private Investigators have experience with dealing with law firms, when we are contacting by a solicitor we make sure we have an understanding of all laws and regulations and offer a free no obligation quote along with a free consultation. The private investigation services that Dukeres offer are not the cheapest but we are very competitive and do offer discounts for amounts of work. We also believe our experienced Investigators can offer the correct advice to ensure that all solicitors understand the Investigations and the possible outcomes even if they choose to use another private investigators.

Our state-of-the-art management systems, tech and Investigators mean we can carry out instructions from Solicitors throughout the United Kingdom. We have recently launched a brand new website; this website is designed for the Law Industry. Solicitors are able to search the website for Dukeries closest Investigator in the area they require their Investigation carrying out.

Dukeries offer the following services for Solicitors and Law Firms:

  • Asset Tracing
  • Counterfeit Enquiriesprivate investigators
  • Covert Vehicle Tracking
  • Criminal Defence Investigations
  • Due Diligence Enquiries
  • Employee Vetting
  • Family Proceedings
  • General Enquiries and Investigations
  • Integrity Testing
  • Locus Reports & Sketch Plans
  • Matrimonial Investigations
  • Process Serving
  • Fit to Sue Reports
  • Statement Taking
  • Surveillance
  • Tracing

The above services are all carried out by Dukeries experienced Private Investigators, if the service you require is not in the above list please contact our team on; 0845 230 302 and we would be happy to assist or point you in the correct direction.

For more information on our Solicitor Investigation Services please visit:

Investigations for Local Authorities

Dukeries have been providing Private Investigation Services for Local Authorities since 1972. For over 40 years we have been offering Surveillance, Desk Research, Process Serving, General Enquiries and other Investigation Services which will be listed later on.

When we are contacted by a Local Authority, our dedicated case managers will offer a bespoke service for each instruction. Depending on the instruction and the sensitivity will depend on what prior action needs taking, such as; RIPA Forms

What is a RIPA?

“RIPA is the law governing the use of covert techniques by public authorities. It requires that when public authorities, such as the police or government departments, need to use covert techniques to obtain private information about someone, they do it in a way that is necessary, proportionate, and compatible with human rights.” For more information please visit:

Since our formation in 1972 we have focused on professionalism, reputation for quality and an innovative approach. Our drive and level of quality has seen Dukeries become one of the United Kingdom’s largest private investigators, with branches nationwide.

We offer the following professional private investigation services to Local Authorities:

  • Child Protection Cases.
  • Anti-Social Behaviour.
  • Benefit Fraud.
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Technical Surveillance.
  • Employee Theft.
  • Fly Tipping.
  • Asset Protection.
  • Neighbour Disputes.
  • Family Law Investigations.
  • Vehicle Tracking.

Fraud Investigations for Insurers

Dukeries Detective Agency Limited is an undisputed leader in the Fraud Investigation Industry. We have experienced Investigators working at Dukeries who have an insurance / fraud background. Our Investigators can be deployed in numerous situations such as; Undercover Investigations, Rural Investigations, Covert Investigations, Overt Investigations, Observational Investigations and other related fraud investigation situations.

We regular train our private investigators to ensure they’re up to date with current techniques, technical equipment and Laws and Regulations, this ensures our insurance clients that they are being offered high quality private investigators.

Surveillance DVD, Reports and Logs

Once we have finished our Investigations our dedicated in-house team will put together a professional report, typed logs and time and date stamped DVD, our reports are renowned to be of the highest level in regard to evidential quality and is unquestionably of the required standard to be accepted in Court proceedings.

We offer the following fraud investigations for insures:

  • Insurance Surveillance
  • Locus Reports
  • Sketch Plans
  • Witness Statement Taking
  • Witness Tracing
  • Motor Fraud
  • Professional Witness Surveillance
  • Personal Injury Surveillance
  • Fraud Investigations

If you are interested in our Fraud Investigations please visit: for further information.

Private Investigations for Commercial Businesses

Dukeries have an outstanding track record with their Commercial Investigation Services; we are instructed on a regular basis from different sized businesses throughout the United Kingdom. Due to our large network of investigators we are able to offer a cost effective solution in every city, town, village and postcode.

Back in 2001 was when our Commercial Investigations got noticed, we presented ourselves to businesses nationwide and was instructed on multiple cases straight after, our private investigators experience lead us to achieve the correct result on most of our cases. We are now the leading private investigation industry operating within the Commercial Sector.

We’re normally instructed by HR Managers, Managing Directors, Directors, Managers and Partners. If you haven’t dealt with a private investigator before our experienced Investigation Case Managers are on hand to offer professional advice and the best solutions to deal with your employee disputes. You can contact our Investigation Case Managers directly on; or phoning 0845 230 3012.

Our experienced private investigators offering the following services for Commercial Clients:

  • Company Health Check
  • Competitor Activity
  • Covert Vehicle Tracking
  • Counterfeit Enquiries – Trademark Fraud
  • Employee Absenteeism Investigation
  • Employee Surveillance
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Fly Tipping
  • Fraudulent and Exaggerated Accident Claims
  • Industrial Espionage
  • Integrity Testing
  • Test Purchasing/Mystery Shopper
  • Tracing
  • Unfaithful Employees
  • Professional Witness Surveillance

Please visit: for more information on our Commercial Investigation Services.

Why Choose our Private Investigators?

By choosing Dukeries Detective Agency Limited professional private investigators you can be assured that you have instructed a professional company who works with their clients not for them. In 2014 we have received the highest percentage of success rate in Employee Absenteeism, Employee Theft and Company Health Check Investigations across the United Kingdom. Please see the below table to demonstrate this:

Private Investigators

As you can see in the above chart Dukeries private investigators achieved a greater percentage than all our competitors, we have had to keep the other companies names confidential due to their requests.

 Private Investigators – 0845 230 3012