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Herdens was founded in 2007 by our current director, Chris Dent, when he saw the opportunity to establish a new firm offering reliable and efficient nationwide investigations from one centralised administration office through a network of strategically located agents.

Specialist Areas

The firm originally concentrated on process serving and people and business tracing, but as its reputation has grown, it has expanded in to many different areas of private investigation including fraud investigations, computer forensics and surveillance. The aim of Herdens is to find the information that our clients need to allow them to protect, develop and support their personal and business lives.

GH Consultants Ltd

In 2010, Chris took the decision to merge his expanding firm with another family business, Geoden Agency, a firm of insurance, accident and injury claims investigators to form GH Consultants Ltd with a view to supporting the expansion of both firms. Herdens and Geoden Agency now sit alongside each other as distinct business divisions of GH Consultants. In 2013, Chris' Parents who were the fellow partners in GH Consultants took the decision to retire and Chris took full control of the firm.


Herdens predominately serves solicitors and other professional legal firms, but also has a number of other clients ranging from private individuals through to large companies. Being based in the UK and offering a nationwide service we work mostly with other UK based entities, however the firm is rapidly expanding internationally by taking on instructions originating from overseas and also through carrying out enquiries and investigations in other countries and jurisdictions.

Question & Answers

How is the firm name pronounced?

It is very simple really. It is "her" as in a female and "dens" as in where animals live.

How do you know Herdens can be relied on?

We have been established for over 10 years, which makes us one of the longest running firms of investigators in the UK. We have a policy of only ever using legal and ethical investigation methods which not only protects us, but also our clients. As a business we comply with all relevant laws and regulations not only in relation to the work we carry out, but also how the actual business is run. In the unlikely event of anything going wrong we have taken out comprehensive specialist insurance covering us for a wide range of risks including professional indemnity.

Where is Herdens based

Herdens main administration office is currently based in Cambridgeshire from where we have excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. We do however have local agents throughout the UK and further afield should the need arise.

Where can I learn more about your Director

Our Director, Chris Dent, has an extensive and detailed LinkedIn profile which is publically accessible and sets out his past work experience as well as former and current activities away from GH Consultants Ltd and Herdens. A copy of his full CV is available to clients on request, should this be relevent to a particular instruction.

Facts about Herdens

‣ Founded over 10 years ago
‣ Part of a firm established over 20 years ago
‣ All clients receive a personal tailored service
‣ Wide variety of services available
‣ Herdens act professionally, discreetly and confidentially

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