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Knowledge is Power – New detailed Asset Tracing products revealed

Knowledge is Power – New detailed Asset Tracing products revealed

Knowledge is Power

The phrase “scientia potentia est” is a Latin aphorism meaning “knowledge is power”. It is commonly attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, an English philosopher who also served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.

As a keen sportsman and football coach (when time allows), I know having knowledge of your opponent in sport can certainly create an advantage. The investigator in me knows that having knowledge of your opponent in a litigation scenario can too provide many great benefits.

Financial Ability or Assets to Repay

Knowing whether your opponent has the financial ability or assets to repay a debt, a costs order or the damages that your clients are seeking, before embarking on an expensive litigation exercise is particularly something that many of our solicitor’s clients like to know quickly.

The prohibitively expensive cost of disclosure orders and the drawn out and tedious county court N39 process (an order to attend court for questioning) are leading litigators to look at effective alternatives.

Investigative asset search reports (or pre-sue reports) are becoming increasing popular. This is not surprising given the amount of data that is publicly available through credit reference agencies and sophisticated tracing software and the speed at which the data can be accessed and interrogated for the comparable low cost.

Four Levels of Asset Search Reports

Tremark recently relaunched four levels of asset search reports to include a new detailed asset report that includes personal credit data such as all the subjects bank accounts details and details of their mortgage and finance agreements. The information is obtained in full compliance of all legislation and can only be obtained where there is a documented report of suspected fraud or other criminal offence. All our reports include high value data, assessments, recommendations and are compiled by a qualified professional investigator.

To demonstrate the effectiveness of each level of our reports we have prepared an overview which includes a case study. A comparison table provides details of the findings obtained during the four levels of investigation, giving an insight to the level of work undertaken. The case study is taken from a real matter, although the names, addresses and account numbers have been changed. The PDF overview including the cost of our reports can be obtained by clicking here and completing the form,

Talk to us

Should you wish to discuss your requirements further please call Mark Hodgson, Karl Brooker, Richard Wooler or Victoria Hague on 0113 2636466 or email

About The Author

Mark Hodgson is the Managing Director of Tremark Associates, one of the UK’s leading providers of investigative services. Mark formed Tremark aged just 25 in 1995 and has over 30 years experience in private investigations and commercial debt recovery industries. He is a leading figure and a campaigner for regulation of the Industry and past President of the Association of British Investigators, a member of the World Association of Detectives, The Chartered Institute of Credit Management, The Institute of Paralegals and an associate member of R3 -The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Mark splits his time between the Leeds and London Offices. He is a dad of two, a keen runner, cyclist and a Leeds United season ticket holder.