Why Choose Robson Brothers?
Because our lead investigator - David Robson is the real deal!
He is a former police officer, which means he knows how to compile evidence and have it admissible in a criminal court which has the highest standards of proof (criminal courts are the most difficult courts to have evidence admitted due to the standard or proof being 'beyond reasonable doubt')...
David Robson has a law degree, which means he is also highly educated in other areas of law such as family law, commercial law, contract law, intellectual property, property law, employment law, medical negligence and tort law...
He has over 60,000 hours of investigations experience. Anyone who has read the scientific literature on 'expertise' knows about the 10,000 hour rule (anyone who completes 10,000 hours on an activity is considered an expert)...
Because he has been one of the most 'in-demand' investigators in the private sector for the past 20 years...
And he will be your point of contact, and available to you at any time when you choose Robson Brothers as your Private Investigation Firm.
How Do I Choose The Right Private Investigator When There Are So Many Options?
It's true, there are so many options when choosing a private investigator that it is hard to know where to start and who to believe.
The best method of sorting the 'real deal' from the pretenders is to look at the 'About Us' page on a providers website.
If that page does not introduce you to a real person with their real experience then you are probably dealing with a pretender. A lot of pretenders hide behind a brand or image and won't reveal who they really are.
If you come across a provider who does not provide the details of the lead investigator then no matter how good the website looks you need to move on - even if there is some video of a media appearance suggesting some association with the company. Usually the media appearance is by someone not even associated with that website!
Once you have the 'real name' of the lead investigator then run the following search in Google:
Private Investigator "Name of the investigator".
If the investigator is legitimate, there should be a listing for that person on Linkedin that should identify all their work experience and educational history.
For example, Google our lead investigator here are Robson Brothers:
- Private Investigator David Robson
Can Evidence Obtained By A Private Investigator Be Used As Evidence In Court?
Yes, that is one of the best reasons to hire a Private Investigator.
When compiling evidence to be used in court, you need to ensure the evidence is obtained lawfully otherwise it may not be admissible.
Most Private Investigators are familiar with the rules of evidence and will ensure your evidence meets the requirements of your matter.
There are areas of law where the rules of evidence do not apply, such as family law. In those situations, Private Investigators have more options at their disposal to get the evidence you require to assist with your matter.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Private Investigator?
Prices can vary depending upon the service you require. Most Private Investigators bill their clients on an hourly basis.
Calling around various investigation firms to find the cheapest provider is not usually helpful since some firms charge an hourly fee + costs, whilst other firms will charge you a flat hourly rate inclusive of all costs.
It is best to choose a firm that offers you a flat-rate fee so that you won't be surprised by any unexpected costs that weren't budgeted for.
As a rule of thumb, you should budget to spend approximately $125 per hour when hiring a Private Investigator - with that figure including all costs (including GST).
Is It Legal To Hire A Private Investigator In Australia?
Yes it is legal to hire a Private Investigator in Australia. In fact, there are things you can hire Private Investigators to do that would be illegal for you to do personally.
An example would be conducting surveillance on another person.
Throughout Australia, you can hire Private Investigators to perform this service however if you do it yourself, you are likely to breach the various anti-stalking laws.