do not investigate unincorporated partnerships or sole traders.
often have names such as ‘Joe Bloggs & Co.’ and do not have
the letters Ltd. or Plc. after their name).
do not investigate companies which do not have a business address in
either England, Wales or Scotland.
do not investigate companies which have been dissolved.
Registrar of Companies will be able to tell you if a company has
do not investigate companies which are in compulsory liquidation -
this is the responsibility of the Official Receiver. (Either
the Registrar of Companies or the Insolvency Service can tell you if
a company is in compulsory liquidation).
do not investigate companies which are being investigated by someone
else -such as the police.
law we are not allowed to tell you what we find out.
cannot help you resolve any differences you have with a company
(such as a dispute over the quality of goods or services provided),
or help you to recover any money that you are owed.
cannot intervene in any dispute between a company and its
shareholders, as they have remedies available to them through the
do not intervene in any dispute which there may be within a
company’s own management.
cannot give you any advice or guidance on what course of action you
could or should take if you are in dispute with a company.
cannot comment on whether or not a company is reputable, or provide
you with references (credit or otherwise) for a particular