Research Associates is still open and fully operational. To begin an investigation, call Paul Hawkes or Martin Tomlins-Young on 020 7243 1000 to discuss your situation in full confidence.

Security Consultancy

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Security Services & Security Consultancy

Research Associates is one of the UK’s leading providors of security services & security consultancy. Operating in many specialist areas within the UK security profession, Research Associates employ only qualified personnel of the very highest calibre. We also ensure the specific operative skill-set matches the exact requirements of the presenting situation, which in turn ensures the highest standards of service are employed and maintained.

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Attention to Detail:

Close communication with clients, and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Research Associates service, allowing us to provide one of the best all-round services available within the security industry. All security staff employed by Research Associates, are fully licensed and often exceed the Security Industry Authority (SIA) standards.

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Close Protection

  • AGM and Public Meeting Protection
  • Close Protection:Bodyguards & Close Protection Teams
  • Residential Security Teams
  • Witness & Court Appearance Protection Personnel

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Security Consultancy

  • Loss Prevention Services and Consultancy
  • Security Consultancy
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Procurement Advice

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Event Security Consultancy

  • Music, Media & Concert Security
  • Sporting Event Stewarding/Security and Consultancy

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Specialist Services

  • Specialist Security Consultancy
  • Specialist Security Services Worldwide

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Research Associates do not offer office security personnel or general retail security personnel, but are happy to point clients in the right direction for such services.

Call Paul Hawkes on 020 7243 1000.
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Lawyers Registration

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The Association of British Investigators ABI

Lawyers’ Registration Scheme (via The Law Society).

Solicitors, Lawyers and other UK Legal Practitioners are invited to register with The Association of British Investigators (ABI) in order to demonstrate to their clients and their fellow professionals that they are exercising due diligence when selecting an investigator or process server.

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Background to the Lawyers’ Registration Scheme

The ABI’s Lawyer Registration Scheme was initiated in 2001, ‘The Private Security Industry Act’ created the mandate to regulate investigators in private practice when carrying out prescribed ‘licensable’ activities.

To date, the licensing process has not been initiated and the latest indication from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is that the process will not commence before 2011.

In anticipation of the ongoing delays in implementing licensing The Association of British Investigators has steadily tightened its membership criteria in recent years.

With no licensing alternative planned for the foreseeable future, the The Association of British Investigators now offers a unique registration scheme as means to overcome potential difficulties presented by either unscrupulous or incompetent investigators.

This will hopefully become the prudent lawyer’s focused due diligence when choosing a competent, reliable and professional investigator or process server.
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The Scheme

Solicitors and Lawyers and other UK Legal Practitioners need only register their details with The Association of British Investigators, and upon receipt they will be provided with a stylish logo that will be displayed on literature and web sites.

Not only is this is a useful marketing tool for legal practitioners who can then openly demonstrate that they will instruct ABI’s members to carry out investigation, litigation support and process serving assignments.

In this way, legal practitioners are able to reassure their clients that the investigator instructed in their particular case is stable, capable, responsible, accountable and both legally and ethically compliant: As part of the rigorous requirements for membership, all ABI members are expected to produce a clear Criminal Conviction Certificate, ensuring their certificate is updated every two years; to demonstrate they have Data Protection Notification with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and to have current Professional Indemnity Insurance, before being invited to sit before a Selection Panel to be examined for competency. The Association’s membership criteria are second to none.
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Administration

There are no fees to join the Lawyers’ Registration Scheme and there are no fees to remain on the ABI register.

Legal practitioners are expected to give members of The Association of British Investigatorsfirst option to tender, either direct or through the ABI’s head office.

The Association of British Investigators will automatically supply a free copy of its periodic Journal.

Lawyers on the Register will also have the opportunity to participate, as Speaker, Exhibitor, Sponsor or Delegate, in the ABI’s meetings and events.

The Register will be published on the Association of British Investigators web site with the option to install reciprocal links.

The Association of British Investigators reserve the right to remove any register entry without notice.

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Call Paul Hawkes in confidence at Research Associates on 020 7243 1000

Since every investigation is essentially unique and because of the delicate nature of all we do, before commencement of any assignment we suggest you call and speak with us. We find by talking through the outline of your current circumstance in confidence and asking just a few non-intrusive questions, we become fully able to comprehend your specific requirement. This will also enable you to get to know how we work and for us to give a clear plan of action, costs, turn around time -and to decide whether you wish to instruct us.

Call Research Associates on 020 7243 1000

International: +44 20 7854 9000

OUT OF HOURS (07h00 – 23h00 local time):

Paul Hawkes: 07778 163500

Martin Young: 07715 098569

Call Research Associates in confidence to discuss your case on 020 7243 1000
International: +44 207 243 1000
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