Specialists in Covert Investigations and Surveillance Services

When you’re faced with a delicate and distressing situation, the uncertainty and fear of the unknown can be overwhelming. You might feel isolated, unsure of what steps to take next, and deeply concerned about protecting your reputation. Since 1977, Research Associates has been providing top-notch covert surveillance and observation services to both private individuals and corporate clients. Whether you’re dealing with personal issues like infidelity or addressing corporate matters such as employee misconduct, our expert team is here to help you find a resolution. We’re committed to giving you peace of mind and protecting your interests with the utmost discretion and professionalism.

Our Approach to Covert Surveillance

When it comes to covert surveillance, discretion is everything. At Research Associates, we excel in handling these cases with absolute confidentiality. Our team comprises highly trained surveillance professionals who can document any situation without drawing attention. Whether you need to observe a partner suspected of infidelity, monitor employee misconduct, or gather evidence for legal purposes, our methods are both effective and discreet.

Protecting Your Interests

Covert surveillance lets us gather information without the subject knowing they are being watched. This ensures that their behaviour remains natural, providing genuine insights. We use a mix of traditional surveillance techniques and advanced technology, like high-resolution cameras and GPS tracking devices, to monitor and document activities discreetly. This helps us collect accurate, actionable data crucial for your case.

Professionalism and Discretion

At Research Associates, professionalism and discretion are at the heart of what we do. Our investigators are thoroughly vetted and specially trained in covert surveillance. They know how to blend into any environment and gather information without being detected. We understand the importance of maintaining your privacy and handle each case with the highest level of confidentiality.

Comprehensive Reporting

After our surveillance is complete, we provide you with a detailed report that includes all findings and evidence collected. Our reports are clear, concise, and designed to help you make informed decisions. Whether you need the information for personal closure, legal proceedings, or business decisions, our reports are thorough and reliable. They include date- and time-stamped media evidence, ensuring the data’s integrity and authenticity.

Why Choose Research Associates

When you choose Research Associates for your covert investigation needs, you’re partnering with a team that values your trust and prioritises your interests. Our agency has decades of experience and a reputation for delivering results. We offer a range of services tailored to meet your specific needs, including:

  • Expert surveillance operatives
  • Both static and mobile observation techniques
  • Comprehensive local and worldwide coverage
  • Fast-response services for urgent cases
  • Detailed and structured evidence reports
  • A dedicated project manager to oversee your case from start to finish

Tailored Surveillance Solutions

Every case is unique, and we tailor our surveillance solutions to fit your specific requirements. Our team includes diverse operatives who can blend into various environments and situations, ensuring our observations remain undetected. Whether you need surveillance for a corporate investigation or a personal matter, we have the expertise to handle it effectively.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you’re facing a sensitive issue and need professional surveillance services, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your case and determine the best approach. At Research Associates, we are committed to protecting your interests and providing the peace of mind you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with our discreet and professional covert surveillance services.

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How It Works

Our Investigation Process

We offer a confidential consultation, tailored investigation strategy, and rapid, detailed reporting.


Contact Us

Get in touch for a FREE, no-obligation, private consultation. Discuss your circumstances, the obstacles you encounter, and the objectives you aim to fulfill through your investigation.


Set the Plan

We will propose a tailor-made approach and specific tactics for your situation, utilising our extensive array of services. Transparent pricing will be provided, and your plan will be agreed upon before we proceed with the investigation.


Get the Information

Our expert private investigators will carry out a discreet, comprehensive, and professional investigation, providing a detailed report within 24 hours of completion, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the findings.


Credible Legal Investigation

Research Associates is proud to be associated with prestigious organisations in the field of investigation and forensic sciences. As a distinguished member of the UK’s Association of British Investigators, we uphold the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical practices.

Furthermore, our affiliation with The Institute of Professional Investigators and the World Association of Detectives Inc. underscores our commitment to global excellence in the investigative industry.

We also take pride in our membership with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, which demonstrates our dedication to advancing forensic science and maintaining the highest level of expertise in our field.

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    Meet the Team

    Leadership Team

    Paul Hawkes

    Director (MD) / Principal Investigator

    Martin Tomlins-Young

    Director / Senior Investigator

    Harry Gottlieb

    Director / Senior Investigator