English-Speaking Private Investigators in Spain

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    Alex is a highly efficient and effective private investigator. His background in law, together with with his extensive training and experience as a private detective make him particularly proficient in the gathering evidence for use in court proceedings - a service that may only be provided by a private detective that is fully registered and regulated by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior.

Our Investigators

Each of our investigators in Spain has attended University to obtain the necessary degree required for official recognition from the Spanish Police Force and Ministry of the Interior. Such recognition permits our investigators to carry-out investigations on behalf of private individuals and companies and submit any evidence obtained to the Spanish Courts and official tribunals. Our investigators speak Spanish, English, French and German.

Below you will find a brief description of some of the areas that we work in - if you do not see the service that you are looking for, please get in contact with Advocate Abroad and we will be happy to check if we can provide the service that you need.

 

Business & Brand Protection

This is a very wide area and incorporates the investigation and obtaining of evidence on any activities undertaken by third parties that could result in material loss to a company, such as:

  • Falsification of a company's brand or unlawful appropriation of other Intellectual Property Rights
  • Unfair competition practices
  • Theft
  • False illness claims by employees

A 'Mystery Shopper' service is available if required for certain types of investigation.

 

Accident Claim Insurance Investigation

Our work in this sector principally revolves around the investigation and prevention of fraud on the part of false claimants. Main areas include:

  • Investigation of fatal and non-fatal accidents
  • Investigation of injury and incapacity claims
  • Vehicle robbery and 'chopping'
  • Suspicious fires in residential and commercial properties
  • Search for supposed hit-and-run vehicles
  • Search and locating of individuals
 

Legal Sectors

Our work in the legal sector is truly varied, but principally encompasses the investigation and obtaining of evidence to support proceedings in the areas of civil and criminal law, including:

  • family law - infidelity, failure to pay child-maintenance, protection and observation of children(s) behaviour, evidence to support withdrawal of custody rights, failure to comply with divorce or separation agreement, investigation of grounds to support modification of child support obligations, missing persons
  • property law & litigation - identification regarding ownership of property assets, damage caused to property by third parties, failure to provide contracted services, nuisance from neighbours, illegal occupation of your property
  • criminal law: domestic violence, sexual offences against the person, threats, coercion, fraud, illegal marriages, slander and defamation,
  • employment law: imposition of unlawful employment conditions, unlawful hiring of foreign workers

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Business Brand Protection

Who is this service for?

Protecting intangibles such as brand and trademarks can sometimes require 'boots on the ground' to obtain evidence of the infringement of incredibly important company assets. Typically this service involves the investigation and obtaining of evidence of such activities undertaken by third parties that could result in material loss to a company, including:

  • Falsification of a company’s brand or unlawful appropriation of other Intellectual Property Rights
  • Unfair competition practices
  • Theft of ideas/plans/patent designs

 

What does this service consist of?

  • Discussion with a registered and regulated private detective to determine the specific nature of the problem
  • A proposal shall be developed to enable investigators to obtain sufficient evidence of infringment of intellectual property rights
  • The investigators shall execute the plan and endeavour to obtain the evidence, which upon being obtained, may be used as evidence in Court, since the investigators are registered with the Ministry of Justice
  • A ‘Mystery Shopper’ service is available, if required for certain types of investigation.

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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Infidelity Investigation

Who is this service for?

A very common request we receive is for our private detectives to investigate the activities of a spouse or partner to determine if they are being faithful and what activities they may be carrying-out in relation to joint-assets held by the couple, for example.  We manage enquiries from long-married individuals to those who are planning a marriage and may wish to have an independent expert verification of their partner's fidelity and possible threat to their assets.

What does this service consist of?

  • Initial discussion with the private investigator to determine the objective of the investigation
  • A strategy will be developed by the investigative team to include a plan of activities necessary to obtain the evidence required
  • Tracking of the subject - from arrival in the country  to their hotel/apartment and their activities thereafter (if ordinarily resident abroad).
  • Presentation of evidence to include photos/video/audio as required.

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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Locating People

Who is this service for?

In Spain approximately 7500 people of non-Spanish nationality are reported missing to National Police each year. It may be that a loved-one goes missing or, also common is to simply lose track of a family member or close friend over the years.

Unfortunately the resources available to the Police make searches often fruitless. For this reason, employing a private investigator can be a more effective strategy -  especially when accurate information can be provided to the detectives. 

What does this service consist of?

The detectives will need to be furnished with accurate data relating to the missing individual, including:

  • Name or names they are understood to be using
  • Up-to-date photo (if possible) and description of their appearance
  • Approximate age
  • Last known location
  • Hobbies and interests, their profession (if any)
  • Places they are known to visit  

The specifics of the search will vary with each case, and the investigator will often carry-out a preliminary search and provide feedback to the friend or family member and then proceed accordingly. 

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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Scams & Fraudulent Activity

Who is this service for?

Unfortunately it is all too common for foreign nationals to fall victim to fraudulent activity in Spain. These will quite often be carried-out by native English-speakers who are well versed on how to abuse English-speakers' trust in order to deprive them - sometimes - of their life-savings. 

While victims will often correctly report such activity to the Police, unfortunately the resources available to the National Police in Spain make investigations often fruitless, since false names are used, and such fraudsters are not locals, and may be unknown to the local or national Police.  For this reason, employing a private investigator can be a more effective strategy -  especially when accurate information can be provided to the detectives. 

What does this service consist of?

Upon receipt of as many accurate details regarding the fraudulent activity, our detectives will:

  • Mount an operation to determine the identity of the individuals behind the scam
  • Collate a report on any evidence they are able to obtain
  • Hand over the findings to the local Police to use in an official investigation and, with luck, arrests
  • Work with local lawyers to initiate criminal and civil proceedings to seize any assets held by the criminals

 

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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