Private Investigation

in the real world

When people think of a private investigator, there is still somewhat of a stigma attached in the form of trench coats, hats and sunglasses. But the modern world of private investigation is actually very different.

Not like this!

When we tell people about Miss A.M. Investigations, they often jump to the conclusion that we spy on cheating partners, follow unscrupulous characters around and have the odd car chase. And, whilst this is part and parcel of the day job, our main focus is to protect women on the streets, empower them and ensure that the work that we do gets results.

Whilst the online world is becoming as notorious as the uncovering of an illicit affair, we’re also heavily involved with tracing missing people who often owe large amounts of money and have disappeared. With 250,000 people going missing in the UK each year, helping locate people is a common enquiry. We work with heartbroken families desperate for answers and large employers who have been unsuccessful in tracking down former employees.

But when it comes to selecting a PI, what should you look for?

Professional Membership

Being a member of the United Kingdom Professional Investigators Network (UKPIN), we assure each and every client the highest standards of professionalism whilst engaged in their investigation activities. And, and for new clients starting their search for the perfect PI match, this should be their first step to ensuring accountability. PIs that choose not to be a part of a professional body or association are only bringing down a sector that is growing year-on-year. In fact, the Association of British Investigators has witnessed a spike in the number of females entering the industry during the last four years, further dispelling the myth that most PIs are male.


Experience is important but qualifications are a must. Our qualifications speak for themselves and our lead PI Ali Marsh holds distinction level diplomas in Criminal Psychology,  Forensic Science, Profiling, Criminology and, of course, Private Investigation.  Ali is also undertaking further study understanding domestic violence an coercive control. 

Professional indemnity insurance is part and parcel of running a legitimate PI business, so it’s worth asking about cover.

Selecting the best investigator

Trust and openness are huge part in the client/PI relationship and it’s to feel comfortable with that person right from the get go. There are many PI agencies that outsource services so establish which investigator will be handling what case. We look after the entire process from start to finish, leaving no stone unturned, and with open and honest communication at the forefront of every case, clients can feel rest assured that they will be in professional hands.