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Corporate and Commercial Investigations

SIP, having been established since 1983, has a wealth of experience in Corporate and Commercial Investigations and is therefore capable of dealing with any issues that may require investigation. SIP will assist the client by evaluating the particular problem in order that the investigation is dealt with in the most advantageous way to achieve the result sought by the client. At the same time ensuring that the investigation is undertaken in a professional and efficient manner. Each assignment SIP undertakes is tailored to suit the particular needs of the client. The investigation team will include specialist personnel as may be applicable, no matter what the task, be it gathering intelligence, analysis of evidence, forensic accounting, IT forensics, surveillance, etc.

Corporate Fraud and Internal Investigations
Forensic Accounting
Corporate Intelligence
Competitive Intelligence
Counterfeit & Piracy Investigations
Company & Individual Due-Diligence
Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement
International Commercial Research & Risk Assessment
Pre-Employment Background Checks

Needless to say in most jurisdictions some form of data protection will govern such checks. Therefore, in order for us to conduct pre-employment background checks we do require the production of various identity documents and a signed consent form by the candidate.
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Criminal Investigations and Defense
SIP has represented numerous clients seeking to secure evidence for a prosecution case and defendants wrongly charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence. This required an analysis of the evidence against him/her, follow up investigations and forensics to be carried out to prove their innocence.
SIP, having a wealth of experience in both criminal investigations and defence cases, has a highly specialised team of criminal investigators and covert surveillance operatives who have dealt with many complex criminal cases worldwide. SIP gathers court-admissible evidence and works closely with the client and their legal representatives to ensure that every effort is made to secure the objective sought.
SIP Criminal Investigation Cases
SIP Cybercrime and Scam Investigation Cases
SIP Criminal Defence and Appeal Cases 
SIP will be happy to discuss your case in order to advise on the best course of action. SIP’s involvement in criminal cases has resulted in very positive results for its clients that it is believed would not have been achieved without SIP’s input.
General, Matrimonial & Domestic Investigations
SIP, having been established since 1983, has extensive experience in all avenues of investigation; the variations of which are substantial and too comprehensive to list. Therefore we have selected a list of services below that are most commonly used. However as this is not comprehensive if you have an investigation matter that is not stated then please still contact us, as we will be happy to avail our services to you.
Asset Tracing & Recovery
Matrimonial/Partner & Custody investigations
Missing Persons & Debtor Tracing
Insurance Investigations
Surveillance Teams and Equipment
SIP has been specialising in covert surveillance since it was established in 1983 and as a result has vast experience in dealing with the unexpected.
We have undertaken major complex international covert surveillance operations that on many occasions have been in hostile environments.

Our surveillance teams have been hand selected, then trained in-house and a number of the operatives are ex-military, ex-government agency or ex-police. They operate in all fields of commercial, criminal, insurance, matrimonial, counter terrorism, counterfeiting, etc. SIP surveillance teams are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art covert surveillance equipment to ensure they capture the images that are relevant to the case.

SIP surveillance teams operate in all jurisdictions and frequently follow individuals from one country to another. When clients instruct SIP for surveillance they can be assured they are getting a service of the highest calibre and results that they can rely on.

Surveillance Teams
SIP Undercover Operatives
SIP Covert Surveillance Equipment

IT Forensics, Security and Cyberlabs
SIP personnel have established National Training and Interpol Training in computer and information crime, teaching information security and MSc level qualification.
SIP keeps pace with current IT security threats; MI5 recently released to the UK business leaders (including Banks, Financial Institutions, Accountants and Legal Firms, major Corporations etc.) a warning of ‘electronic espionage attack’ by ‘a Chinese State and Russian Organisations’. Such attacks are IT related but could also involve interception of telecommunications.
NATO recently reported that “Cyber Crime is a major threat, with offences in 2013 at the rate of 14 per second and increasing; all companies are vulnerable to attack.” The current rate of offence is now believed to be three times this figure so the risk of an attack on businesses is even greater now.
We keep pace with constant changes in technology that occur everyday so it can continue to maintain the high level of IT security and forensics that it is able to offer today. If clients have difficulty in being made aware of the latest threats and vulnerabilities or have previously attended expensive seminars to learn about them, SIP can help you.
Our IT forensic capabilities are second to none. The head of forensics alone has given evidence relating to his forensic examinations in over 2,000 criminal prosecutions, defence and commercial cases.
SIP follows strict forensic protocols to ensure that any forensic examination evidence is compliant and acceptable in any worldwide jurisdiction that may be applicable to the case in question.
Security Service and Equipment

SIP provides one of the worlds most technically advanced countermeasures search teams, having had over 40 years experience in this field. SIP has undertaken Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM Sweeps) on behalf of a number of UK and overseas Government Departments, Embassies, Banks and other Financial Institutions, Corporations, small businesses and private individuals.

In addition to business and residential premises and vehicles, with its expertise SIP has is specifically geared to carry out searches on corporate aircraft and major yachts.

Many agencies purport to conduct professional sweeps but may use low cost equipment with limited capability. Therefore if considering using such a service enquire as to what equipment will be used and its capability, otherwise sensitive discussions may be had under a false sense of security.

Due to the calibre of service provided by SIP it constantly keeps up-to-date with technology regarding ‘attack and defence’. SIP uses ‘state of the art’ equipment so it is able to confidently carry out searches for conventional and non-conventional eavesdropping devices including those using digital transmission mediums and modern GSM based devices and Ultra Wide Band.

SIP’s TSCM Sweep equipment includes but is not limited to:-

  • REI OSCOR Green TSCM Receiver, frequency range 0 -24 GHz
  • TALAN Telephone & Cable Analyser with VOIP Analysis
  • Orion 2.4 GHz Non- Linear Junction Detector
  • CPM-700 Near Field RF Detector with IR & Up Converter to 12 GHz
  • Shearwater ECM Spectrum Analyser
  • Wall Radar and Cavity Search Equipment
  • Full Wi-Fi Analysis Equipment
  • NATO WB2001 EquiPlanner & Active HF Antennas 0- 2.6 GHz
Covert Surveillance Equipment
Tracking Systems
VIP Close Protection
Security Equipment and Consultancy
Risk Analysis and Threat Assessment
Security Equipment Procurement
Legal Team and Solicitor Support Services
Legal Teams

SIP has been working in conjunction with law firms representing its clients for decades and knows that in any type of case, be it fraud, medical, commercial, complex white collar crime or matrimonial financial settlements, if the client wants to secure the best possible results, then a legal team is essential. Historically legal teams consisted of a number of lawyers & barristers/QC’s who specialised in a particular field but now with cross jurisdictions and growing technology there is a growing need for input from specialist investigators, forensic accounts and IT forensics. Apart from points of law this joint knowledge enables decisions on changing case tactics and the forensic evaluation of evidence, etc.

During recent years SIP’s CEO, Kenneth Lodge, has been working with top international law firms as a legal team member, where he has been engaged in discussions on case tactics and drafting of documents; he specialised in the forensic examination and evaluation of documented evidence, both submitted and received in commercial, insurance, complex criminal and high-worth matrimonial cases.

Practises and methodology have been preferred over this period of time and include:

As a result of Kenneth’s expertise in this area, lawyers/solicitors, barristers and judges have constantly praised him for the manner in which he has contributed to a case including his evaluation and presentation of evidence. In addition to this it has been acknowledged that the successful results would NOT have been achieved for the client without his input.

The combined knowledge and shared opinions of the specialist solicitor, barrister/QC, investigator and other appropriate specialist, when working as a team, prove extremely invaluable and beneficial in achieving the best results.

In instances where the client does not have a solicitor/lawyer already representing them, SIP has a good knowledge of specialist lawyers/solicitors dealing in many fields of law and will be pleased to assist the client in formulating the right team that is affordable and within the client’s budget.


Solicitor Support Services
Litigation Research

SIP is able to perform commercial, civil, criminal and matrimonial investigations on behalf of law firms in order to provide the support they may require in the gathering of appropriate evidence, such as data information, document research and analysis of evidence, tracing, witness statements, plans of locus quo, surveillances, IT forensics, forensic accountancy, etc.

SIP has been providing services in these areas to the legal profession since 1983 and keeps pace with the changing legislation. In specialist areas SIP has access to expert witnesses to compile reports in respect of their particular speciality and to attend Court for the purposes of giving evidence should the need arise.

SIP is able to deal with all matters which a law firm would expect of an investigation agency and much more. Any enquiry from a law firm will receive a prompt response and a professional service.