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UK LICENSING OF PI'S

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  • Ian Withers
    NEWS FROM THE UK Hi everyone As you may be aware, the PI Profession is in the process of being regulated throughout the UK and the Irish Republic, The UK
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 8, 2001
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      NEWS FROM THE UK


      Hi everyone

      As you may be aware, the PI Profession is in the process of being regulated
      throughout the UK and the Irish Republic,

      The UK consists of a number of Jurisdictions, and the first to have enacted
      a Law to regulate the Security Industry, which includes the PI Sector is
      England & Wales.

      The new law sets up an Independent Body (SIA) Security Industry Authority
      which has the responsibility of implementing the Law.

      One of the first tasks of the SIA is the creating of Criteria for each of
      the numerous Disciplines/Sectors within the Security Industry. It is
      expected that the PI Sector will not be required to register until 2003 to
      be licensed.

      However, whilst this would appear to be a very domestic issue, it will
      interest Non England & Wales based PI's to know that if you are minded to
      visit here for the purpose of conducting investigations (defined in the Law
      as any surveillance, inquiries or investigations carried out for the purpose
      of a) obtaining information about, activities of or whereabouts of a
      particular person or b) obtaining information about the circumstances in
      which or means by which property has been lost or
      damaged - Note: that Corporate Entities appear to have been omitted!!)

      YOU WILL REQUIRE A LOCAL LICENSE !!

      A residential status is not required to obtain a License.

      Any PI from anywhere will be able to apply for a License provided the
      Criteria, once published, are met.

      Scotland and the Irish Republic are also in the process of similar
      legislation.

      I hope this is helpful, and of interest to all.



      Kind regards



      Ian (D. Withers)
      Member: NALI - LPIA - PIAM - WAPI - UKPIN
      Priority Investigations Agencies
      UK & Ireland
      www.priorityinvestigations.com


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