Formed originally in 1980, we offer a range of competitively priced investigation services both in the UK and abroad and can help and advise with legal aid costs and payment terms. We are members of World Association of Detectives Inc, World Association of Professional Investigators and Association of Christian Investigators.

Process Serving Great Barr – All types of Process Serving undertaken.

As a member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers, we have fully experienced agents on hand around the world. All Process serving is carried out in accordance with UK legal requirements in a timely manner and to the correct location and in person by a fully trained process server in a professional manner.We can serve documents out of normal hours to home or business addresses, as instructed.

  • Divorce Petitions
  • Eviction Notices
  • Injunctions

  • Non-Molestation Orders
  • Bankruptcy Notices
  • Petitions
  • Insolvency Documents
  • Statutory Demands
  • Witness Summons



Individuals go missing for a variety of reasons from just losing contact to purposefully avoiding a particular situation who who to remain hidden. So tracing someone can potentially be extremely challenging. We have a highly experienced team of private detectives with the skills and expertise to help you in your search, with all the up to date tools and resources available to the modern investigation.

Whilst an ideal starting point would include as much information as possible about the missing person, we can still proceed with very little to go on and in the case of tracing witnesses and debtors we are prepared to offer a No Trace No Fee service.

We use a combination of investigative techniques including searching public records, business records like director information, and voter registration, together with other sources at our disposal. Where necessary, we will visit friends and family and carry out physical searches of their last known address.

Once found, we can provide a report before contact is made if required and always comply with data protection and privacy laws.

Whether it be a long lost friend, missing relative or a most elusive debtor, we can help.

Surveillance Great Barr – Discreet Surveillance using the latest Hi-Tech Equipment

We have years of invaluable experience in unearthing and recording potential evidence that can be used  as part of corporate investigations, fraud investigations, matrimonial investigations and asset tracing.

Our fully trained surveillance operatives can help you obtain the evidence and facts needed to resolve your problem, whilst maintaining your confidentiality at all times.

Our proven methodology helps us gather legal and unbiased evidence that can be used in a court of law or a civil claim, avoiding the need to rely on hearsay. We also understand the need to gather any information in an ethical way within the UK legal system which can then be presented confidently in both crown and magistrates court on your behalf.

Other Investigation services that John F Hope Private Investigators supply in Great Barr and surrounding areas are as follows:

Witness Protection and Chaperone
Obtaining statements from defendants and witnesses
Sitting with council, solicitors, agents
Photographic and Video evidence obtained

Polygraph examinations
Recovery of property
Bugging and Debugging
Personal protection

Corporate theft investigations
Motor theft investigations
Asset location

If you wish to discuss your solution problems then please call us on +44 (0)121 356 0308 . Alternatively, you can contact us using our online form and one of our experienced representatives will contact you at your convenience.