Legal Clients

Lateo Surveillance Ltd Private Investigation team deliver a unique, reliable service.

Lateo Surveillance Ltd provides a nationwide investigation service on behalf of its legal and commercial clients, conducting; tracing, background & financial checks, investigating claims validation, personal injury, income protection fraud, theft and serious malpractice.

Data Controller?  Instructing an endorsed investigator will help you comply with your responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Principal Investigator of Lateo Surveillance is a Full member of The Association of British Investigators the only private investigation body endorsed by the Law Society of England & Wales.

Lateo Surveillance Ltd offers its Legal Clients a wide range of Private Investigation services.

Legal Clients Lateo Surveillance intimately understands its responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018. Regardless whether or not we are granted ‘powers of discretion’ due to the nature of our work we generally assume the shared responsibility of Data Controller in the vast majority of investigations. We ensure all our clients have the relevant paperwork and assessments completed prior to any investigation commencing.

Our service is unrivalled, you will receive 24hr client support, (and) reports will be produced within 72hrs of the investigation ceasing (much quicker if requested).

Lateo Surveillance Ltd is compliant with the following:

Our Legal & Commercial clients have complete confidence and peace of mind.

Personnel – Trained by specialists, experienced and qualified operators who are CRB checked. Fully equipped to provide you with evidential material that will stand up in court if required.

Security – Your information is safe with us. An industry leader in data security and the only private investigation company to have invested in BCRYPT (Data Security) ensuring your personal information is safe.

Product – We have invested heavily in professional equipment and software to provide you with a first class product in a time frame unrivalled within the industry.

Price – Unlike many investigation companies we do not subcontract your work to unknown so called ‘agents’ on insecure forum groups. We conduct the Investigation from start to finish, which means our prices are kept low and personal data is secure.

Lateo Surveillance employ a unique 3 step approach to all investigations in order to achieve customer confidence; Compliance | Professionalism | Service, read more about our CPS process here see how it benefits you and your clients.


Many law firms fall foul of the DPA when not ensuring third parties are compliant. For example: An investigation is subcontracted to a third party whom is not registered on the register of data controllers. (subcontracting is common practice within the industry, checks should be carried out)

Solicitors and law firms are contractually bound by the DPA to ensure any third parties whom they instruct (directly or indirectly) are not only registered (but) compliant before, during and after the investigation prior to any personal information being released.  Responsibilities included how data is obtained, processed, transferred, stored and destroyed.

Legal Client Fees

Please follow the link to our legal client fees page should you require a password please contact us.

Our Services Include:

Commercial Investigations > Insurance Investigations > Private Investigation > Surveillance – Physical & Technical > Covert Cameras & Debugging > Asset Recovery > Tracing & Background Checks > Financial Checks > Process Serving

Legal Clients

Principal Investigator of Lateo Surveillance Ltd is a Full member of The Association of British Investigators


Data Protection – We are fully compliant members of the Information Commissioner’s Office (Data Protection Act 2018), Registration Number: ZA047569

By using Lateo Surveillance Ltd you have satisfied your compliance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Code of Conduct 2001, Paras’ O (1.2) and IB (4.3) that your provider will protect your clients’ confidential information.

Lateo Surveillance Ltd have implemented numerous robust procedures including comprehensive confidentiality agreements ensuring the information you entrust to us will be safe.

Lateo Surveillance Ltd ensures all operators sign a comprehensive confidentiality and contractual agreement, giving both parties peace of mind.


Our MO is based upon the following process:

  • Desk based open source research.
  • Conduct Reconnaissance (Submit report if requested)
  • Execute the task.
  • Conduct debrief and post task reports.
  • Present findings in the form of a detailed report and or video footage.

Note: We are compliant with the guidelines of the Regulation Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000.  We will not undertake any form of Intrusive Surveillance; we avoid collateral Intrusion where possible.

For peace of mind. Lateo Surveillance Ltd holds both public liability and professional indemnity insurance with Hiscox.

Lateo Surveillance Ltd can offer discreet professional advice and guidance, generally formulating several courses of action for you to consider whilst always being assured of complete confidentiality and discretion.

We believe, that a personal service counts and would be happy to meet in person to establish contact.

We guarantee a professional service, able to offer advice and guidance from the outset because of our depth of knowledge and experience.

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you and your clients.

Detailed risk assessments have been, conducted by experienced health and safety (H&S) trained personnel, and are continually reviewed. Due to our experience we understand the importance of H&S taking it seriously and do not see it as a paperwork exercise. Please email if you would like to receive a PDF copy for your perusal.


Our Technology

Lateo have invested heavily in its technical equipment, with access to cutting edge & state of the art gear, we have the edge!

See our Technology

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Lateo Surveillance Ltd is a company registered in England. Company Reg. No. 08023705. VAT Reg No 138 6913 84.