Rubico Associates


The Gathering of Information & Evidence for Personal, Legal or Business Purposes


Private Investigation

Rubico Associates investigations team are available to conduct investigations on your behalf at short notice. Most of our investigators are ex Police Detectives. We understand the value of thoroughness and integrity and are able to gather evidence on your behalf from documents, computers and people. Surveillance is also an added option that will be supported with written records of the occurrences and corroborated with photographic and video evidence.

Interviews can be conducted in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. All investigations are conducted in accordance with current legislation. Discretion and thoroughness are backed up with extensive experience. At the conclusion of the investigation all records and statements are handed over to the client with recommendations about the standard of evidence available.

Any decision is left with the client to decide whether the matter is dealt with as a disciplinary case or for solicitors or the police to mount a criminal prosecution. All our investigators are experienced in presenting evidence at court.

Due Diligence
Corporate Investigation
Bug Sweeps
Vehicle/Asset Tracking
Background Checks
Person Tracing


Our Private Investigation Services

We provide a complete Intelligence and Investigation portfolio of services, helping clients gain vital information, evidence and essential transparency in all matters relating to their business practices and private lives. Our consultants, advisers, and operational intelligence teams, assess and provide the information needed to make the right decisions, regarding all aspects of intelligence, security and risk.

Rubico Associates surveillance and counter-surveillance operators use specialist techniques and methods for covert observation of a target. Including on foot, mobile (vehicle platform), static and technical. Using technology including, audio, static camera, video and tracking equipment to gain information, intelligence and evidence, required to deliver results for our clients.

We work within the law, plan with precision, employ state-of-the-art equipment, use creativity and ingenuity to gain results, submit detailed reports and work locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Surveillance Operators are fully qualified, trained and experienced surveillance operators, with military, government or police backgrounds to suit each tasking. With a wealth of experience, our operators can operate in any location or setting to discreetly gain the necessary information to complete any task.

Rubico Associates Drone Surveillance is a relatively new tool that is rapidly growing in the ever-expanding UK Private Investigations sector. Although a fairly new piece of kit in the investigative toolbox, it has become a critical way to acquire information and evidence about various targets. These specified targets can include persons, organisations or the environment. Drones are faster and far more sophisticated compared to any ground-based surveillance technique in gathering certain pieces of intelligence. This is one of the primary reasons they have become an irreplaceable evidence-gathering tool for Private Investigators today.

Companies and Corporations accounting for all your people at any one time, in particular your travellers and expatriate employees is a fundamental duty of care.

Our global traveller tracking tool allows Rubico Associates to monitor your people  24/7 and issue real time alerts of incidents likely to affect business travel. Flight data is integrated directly to our system complementing our asset tracking software and our phone app.

International due diligence is a process of verifying a foreign party (could be a company or a person) and assessing the local economic and political landscape in a jurisdiction unfamiliar to you. Rubico Associates International due diligence is carried out prior to you entering into agreements or making investments. The scope and depth involved in the assessment are proportional to the value of the agreement or the risk of the investment.

Rubico Associates International due diligence helps to reveal:

  • Who the foreign partner or company
  • How the local economic and political landscape can impact your organisation
  • Any cultural sensitivities your company should be aware of
  • Other potential risks pertaining to local illegal activity or corruption


International due diligence is instrumental if you are considering investing in a high-risk country, one that is vulnerable to corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing. If your company has rushed to invest in a high- risk country without adequate due diligence, it may get caught up in the country’s unique political policies, causing significant problems and monetary losses.