Criminal Defence Investigations

Gilliam Burke Investigations: Unparalleled Criminal Defence Investigations. We’ve helped Edmonton’s top criminal defence lawyers secure acquittals and dismissals in extremely high profile, media-scrutinized cases. We’ve secured exculpatory evidence the police missed or ignored. Rather than rely on a previous career in policing, we undertake specialized training specifically tailored to criminal defence investigations. And we built […]

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What Are Your Rates?

Sometimes, the very first question a client will ask is “What are your rates?”. It’s a fair question, it’s an important question, but it should not be the first question asked. When hiring a private investigator, it is important to know if they are the right choice for you. Not every situation needs a PI, […]

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The “Investigative Body Status” Myth

Private investigators in Alberta will sometimes advertise that they have “Investigative Body Status under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. PIPEDA is a federal privacy law which formerly defined an “Investigative Body” in part as: (w) a corporation or other body (i) that is licensed by a province to engage in the […]

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How A Background Check Can Save You $29K

Recently, a corporate client came to us requesting a background check. The client was about to enter in to a business arrangement and planned to invest about $30,000. However, the client had a few suspicions and (wisely) contacted us to investigate the principals and the corporation involved. We were able to uncover a history of […]

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Success Stories

While each case is different, our sound investigative methods combined with creative problem solving has allowed us to bring positive results to our clients. Here are a few of our favourite cases. A criminal defence lawyer hired us to investigate a robbery charge. We were able to find evidence proving innocence that the police couldn’t, […]

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Busting PI Myths: Industry Edition

We’ve discussed this before, but sadly, we still see people doing it. In Alberta, a private investigator must posses an individual license under the Security Services And Investigators Act. This requires approved training, passing a written exam with a score not less than 80%, and a criminal record and vulnerable sector check. So once those […]

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Commissioner For Oaths

We are pleased to offer Commissioner for Oaths services to our clients. This allows us to take sworn affidavits from witnesses or other persons involved in your case. Rather than providing just a statement from a witness or summary of an interview (a “will-say”), Gilliam Burke Investigations can also provide you with legally admissible testimony […]

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