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8 Ways a Private Investigator Can Help Solicitors

A private investigator can aide a solicitor in many different ways, the majority of which will stand up in a court of law. Highly skilled and trained to ensure evidence is compliant, hiring a private investigator for court cases can prove to be invaluable when it comes to uncovering crucial and often well-hidden information that can change the outcome of a case. Here are 8 ways a private investigator can help solicitors.

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Divorce cases

Although often amicable, some divorce cases can become bitter and tangled, especially when they involve child custody, spousal maintenance, and separating assets. A private investigator can be brought on board to help solve difficult problems and win a case. This can include anything from tracking financial relationships and property ownership to hidden assets and secret liaisons. Serious indiscretions can be brought to light through asset tracing, surveillance, and both background and criminal record checks. Evidence can be gathered against allegations of infidelity and surveillance of day-to-day activity can be carried out to aide any disputes about child custody.

Recovering & Investigating Electronic Evidence

Electronic evidence is absolutely crucial in a case nowadays as every piece of information is recorded in electronic format. This is where a  solicitor can leverage the help and expertise of a private investigator. A PI can recover electronic evidence even if they are hidden, deleted, or removed. A private investigator can go a step further than a solicitor and review online documents and emails and recover important information that can make or break a case.

Supporting a Claim

A private investigator can also conduct surveillance, review documents, analyze evidence, and interview witnesses in order to submit a claim. The information and intelligence gathered can prove highly valuable in submitting and settling the overall value of the claim. It is not just helpful for the attorneys but also for insurance companies as well.

Predicting the Opponent’s Next Move

Any solicitor or lawyer will tell you how important research is in order to win a case. One part of the research involves predicting and uncovering your opponent’s next move. All and every lawyer and solicitor has a certain way of fighting a case. A private investigator can help you get this information which will help you understand how your opponent is thinking and what he/she could be planning next.

Finding ‘untraceable’ people

In some court cases, there may be a witness or person of interest that has done an exceptional job of going into hiding. Hiring a private investigator to trace a person that is needed for a testimonial in court can help free up a solicitor’s time. A private detective agency has access to investigative databases, public and historical court records, news archives, and social networks. They will use precision and accuracy to unearth that, which to a layperson, may be very well hidden. This can be crucial when a case relies on an ‘untraceable’ person’s testimonial. A PI not only has unrivaled access to numerous tools but is also highly skilled at verifying and interviewing potential witnesses, which can strengthen or even close a case.

Cross-examination prep

The surveillance and research that a private investigator undertakes can reveal plenty about an opponent’s weaknesses, patterns, and most likely behaviours. This can prove to be a valuable resource when prepping for cross-examination, giving a solicitor a clear strategy during the course of litigation. A private investigator’s work can unveil biases, discredit testimonies, uncover fraud and even reveal evidence that establishes reasonable doubt.

Third-Party Investigation

A Private investigator can conduct an investigation and make background checks on third parties who may not be directly involved in a case but were possible investors in the business as such. Any information collected by the Detective can prove beneficial for a solicitor and lawyer in getting a better sense of the case overall and cover every risk which may be involved with the third party.

Finding Potential Witness

It is not easy for any solicitor or lawyer to uncover all the witnesses in a case and in many cases, the number of witnesses can make or break a case. A private detective can help uncover all or majority of the witnesses to a case which can greatly help a solicitor and a lawyer.

Professional private investigators can work with solicitors in many valuable ways to help argue cases effectively and fundamentally improve the chances of winning in court.

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