Certainly, a private investigator operates under the same laws and constraints as any other UK citizen. They don’t have special permissions or rights. The primary distinction is in their expertise and training. While you might be able to go to the same places or access the same information, a private investigator has honed their skills to be more efficient and discreet in their operations. They excel at what they do, but they’re still bound by the same legal parameters as the rest of us.