How we work

Finding people, who often don’t want to be found, requires extensive knowledge of intelligence gathering techniques, as well as an understanding of what private information can be legally obtained within multiple jurisdictions. We compliment the latest open source data analysis techniques with traditional people tracing investigative methods, such as human enquiries and we offer extensive global coverage.

The complexity of any tracing investigation is largely dependent upon how many personal identifiers can be provided for the Subject and how current this information is. Information such as a date of birth, passport number, their profession, or even a telephone number, help us to narrow the search parameters. The jurisdiction/s within which the search is taking place is also significant, as the availability of open source information varies from one to the next.

Even with minimal information, you would be surprised with the results we can achieve and we have succeeded in finding individuals with as little information as a name, an approximate age and a belief that they may be living somewhere within a given country. Results can sometimes be achieved within as little as a few hours, however; a complex assignment will inevitably take multiple days.

Examples of trace assignments we are frequently engaged on include finding:

  • A litigant in a case.
  • An absent company director.
  • A fraudster.
  • A witness for a case.
  • Debtors (who don’t want to be found).
  • Someone against which to serve documents.
  • Missing heirs.

People Tracing Jurisdictions

We have offices in London and Edinburgh and have experience of operating in 148 countries. Beyond the normal list of countries, we have exceptional multi-jurisdictional capabilities within Eastern Europe, Russia & Former CIS countries, select countries in the Middle East and Africa, and all offshore banking jurisdictions.

Please contact us if you require or have further queries about people tracing investigations.