John F Hope Private Investigators supply a range of investigative services including tracing missing people and Process Serving.

We keep costs to a minimum and we can help and advise with legal aid costs and payment terms.

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.

Process Serving

Process Serving is a daily area of operation. As a member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers, we have fully experienced agents on hand around the world.

Urgent matters are dealt with daily. Collection of urgent papers can be organised for same day service in matters such as injunctions. All ‘Affidavits’ and ‘Proof of Service’ papers are familiar to us, as are ‘Wolfe Reforms’. The rules of ‘Substituted Service’ are well recognised and utilised wherever possible in matters of debt recovery.

Tracing Missing People

A daily influx of instructions is received ranging from runaway children, general missing people, debtors, witnesses, adoption enquiries to former members of associations etc.

Our speciality is that of tracing missing people or runaway children and in the case of tracing witnesses and debtors we are prepared to offer a No Trace No Fee service.


John F Hope Private Investigators are well known in this specialised area. Insurance claims, matrimonial matters, malingering sickness at work, unscrupulous workers, and many other areas where this type of instruction is received.

Full video, photographic and any other form of evidence is obtained and supplied with a full written report on the findings of the investigation.

Other services that Mercia Detective Agency supply 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