Grant & McMurtrie works within the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards set by the Institute of Professional Investigators and Association of British Investigators.

The Association of British Investigators is endorsed by the Law Society of England & Wales and is exclusively included in the Law Society of Scotland’s service provider scheme.

Stephen Grant is a Member of The Association of British Investigators and has satisfied the following requirements:

  • In depth vetting to include financial probity and annual criminality check
  • Is Data Protection registered and notified
  • Demonstrated (during examination) competence and knowledge of laws, procedures and rules which apply to “member's field of operations”
  • Holds a current certificate of Professional Indemnity Insurance



ICOInformation Commissioners Office, Data Protection Act registered.  (No. Z5619795).

Grant & McMurtrie has full Professional Indemnity Insurance to the level of £1,000,000.

Grant & McMurtrie takes pride in its high standards. We place significant emphasis on personal development and continuous training. We have been approved to BS EN ISO 9002: 1994 quality standards in relation to our administration systems in the provision of investigation and other related services.

Our employees follow a Personal Development Plan which includes quarterly assessments and an annual review. Our investigators have all completed professional surveillance courses and other training courses. We regularly carry out training days to ensure our investigators’ skills are maintained at the highest level.

We have recently expanded our surveillance team by recruiting a new Operations Manager and Team Leader.  Both are police-qualified, level 1 surveillance operatives and qualified in rural surveillance (CROPS) and close target reconnaissance. 

Grant & McMurtrie continually upgrades and invests in equipment to ensure we have cutting-edge technology for carrying out surveillance and electronic counter-surveillance debugging sweeps. We maintain close relationships with leading suppliers of surveillance, CCTV and tracking equipment.

Grant & McMurtrie is a long-established, Scottish based firm, with a physical presence in Scotland.  There are many investigation agencies that advertise on the Internet that they have a local presence, but are merely facilitators and it is hard to determine who will actually undertake the investigation. 

We offer a 15 minute free telephone consultation, which can be followed up with a physical meeting in our office.


In 2013, the Home Secretary announced the Government’s intention for the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to regulate Private Investigation activities in the United Kingdom.

It is generally anticipated in the profession that when legislation is passed to license the Professional Investigation sector, many, if not all, of the following requirements will require to be met:

  1. 1. Alarmed and secure office or designated alarmed and secure home office.
  2. 2. Membership of recognised UK professional body, ABI, IPI, and adopt Code of Ethics.
  3. 3. Registered with Information Commissioner.
  4. 4. Investigators qualified to IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigation (QCF).
  5. 5. British Standards certification to Standard BS102000 Provision of Investigative Services.
  6. 6. Professional Indemnity Insurance to at least £500,000.
  7. 7. Company should hold Employer/Public Liability Insurance.

Grant & McMurtrie have already fulfilled all these criteria, unlike many others in the Professional Investigation sector.

Association of British Investigators
Institute of Professional Investigators
Industry Qualifications
Information Commissioner's Office


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