About Us

Founder – Nicholas Gill

Nicholas Gill is a skilled and young individual, who has been always interested in facial expressions. He has been running a business in that area since 2010 and had numerous successes in it. In 2011, he purchased an office building near Lisbon in Portugal to facilitate his growing number of employees. He has had many clients over the years which had all been impressed by the standard of his work and his dedication to the facial expressions topic. Nicholas currently, while working on his business in Portugal, also studies in Dublin. His company, despite being quite large already, has a lot bigger potential, which Nicholas Gill is willing to utilize.-

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The kind of work we do since 2010

The Facial Expressions Research Group is a private investigation agency specialising in corporate investigations, family law & insurance fraud. Based in Portugal, we guarantee absolute client confidentiality and discretion, and our services are available to small, medium and large organisations in all sectors, as well as to private clients. We have undertaken many complex and complicated investigations, with an excellent track record of delivering quality results for 10 years. We deal with both in-house and contract investigators & will choose the best one for your situation.

The Facial Expressions Research Group is a successful private investigation group, providing a professional, friendly and discreet service world wide, nationally and internationally, Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 5pm, weekends closed.

We use methods & techniques superior to our competitors. We employ the expertise of very high individuals on a consultative basis. Our investigative team has considerable experience overseas, we are a result driven and service focused organisation. All our staff are fully trained professionals.

We specialise in criminal, civil and corporate investigations, with an experienced, well qualified and highly trained team of investigators. Within our investigative team is considerable experience of life at senior management level in the corporate sector, and a clear understanding of the particular difficulties and challenges corporate business faces.

Quinta da Lago Office

Our main office is located in Portugal, near the city of Lisbon. Mr.Gill purchased the office in 2010 to accommodate the rising number of employees at our company. We currently have 38 employees specializing in different fields related to facial expressions and despite already having a large number of workers, this Group of highly skilled and passionate people is still expanding. All of their work is coordinated and reviewed by Michael. The modern building has all the facilities that the facial expressions work would require, some of the more functional features include numerous private rooms for the employees, 4 board rooms, 16 meeting rooms and a large director’s office where Michael works. The office lies in the beautiful Mediterranean scenery, with ponds and palm trees surrounding it, creating a perfect workplace for its employees.



“Nicholas has been coming to my house for the last twelve months and has helped both my children go through their transitions? He has been 100% accurate with facial expressions in everything he said. He has also seen many problems my children were experiencing through their everyday lives and their schooling. Without his support and guidance they wouldn’t be achieving a better way of life, being happier, more content and improving their school work.”

“My brother has anger problems and dyslexia. I called upon Nicholas to give us guidance as to what road we should go down, because we were going round in circles and not really getting anywhere as we constantly fought. His expertise astounded me when he asked questions and read their expressions to them. My brother is now calmer, less aggressive and now we are hardly fighting at all.”

“I am a single mother with a teenager. I went through a lot with my son. He kept getting into trouble in school, running away then going to his dad, getting drunk and taking drugs. I was fighting a loosing battle. I went into court and tried to get my son back into my life and also back into school but he thought getting drunk and taking pills like his friends was cool. Shortly afterwards my health deteriorated and I found out I got cancer. I now have my son back in my life, going to school and off alcohol and pills. If Nicholas had not met my son, asked questions and using his expertise in facial expressions, helped him, I wouldn’t have my son back.”

“I contacted Nicholas and his team to help me with my youngest son, who had been bullied badly in his previous school and in the one that he joined after we moved homes. Nicholas was able to make him feel comfortable and very quickly got my son confidence and opened him to talking, something that no one else has done. What astounded me was how Nicholas used his facial expressions techniques and got to the root of the problem so quickly. I had tears in my eyes when I was listening to the findings Nicholas got and seeing the sadness that my son was going through. The best decision I ever made was contacting Nicholas, now my son is learning to slowly stand up for himself with the techniques Nicholas gave my son and also the advise I was given. My son is on the road to a happier life all thanks to Nicholas and his team. If you have any doubts or worries like I did about anything or anyone please contact Nicholas and his team. It will be the best thing you ever done in your life.”

“My son has always been a loving, sweet, soft-hearted boy but over the last few years he was badly bullied by children in his school,even though he is now in another school the emotional damage that he carried with him is heartbreaking even to this day. I was just at his latest parent teacher meeting I had to be strong. When I came out and sat in the car I sobbed bitterly. I was told he constantly looks for everyone’s approval and will not give his opinion in class and that they are concerned with his extremely low self esteem. I did not know which way to turn but I started to look on the Internet. There I found Nicholas and his team. Nicholas gave him simple pointers and I’m seeing changes already. My son is very open now and what blew me away was Nicholas’s gentleness and his professionalism when used his facial expressions techniques on my son. I will forever be thankful and grateful to Nicholas and his team. My son is on a road to happiness and he’s even started to eat better. This is the best Santa present I gotten in my whole life and it’s all thanks to Nicholas and his team.”

In the year of Covid striking the world here are some references:-

“I had three students living in my house, two sisters together for a few months and a young man on his own. I didn’t realise I would have problems with them as they seemed nice in the beginning. They were so sweet in the beginning, paying their rent on time, keeping their rooms tidy, hardly in the house, but after a few months things turned sour. One of the girls said the young man stole the rent. Then the arguments started and I hated coming home to my home with the three of them. I didn’t know who was telling the truth. Thankfully with the guidance of Nicholas we got the girls out. He could see who was manipulating the fights and the tension in my home. The girls tried to turn nasty but Nicholas stated Law and what breaches they made.

After a few months the young man started to fault on his rent and one night almost set the room on fire with his cigarette lying on the pillow, he was completely drunk. Nicholas took him aside and advised him to leave. I was burnt by these situations and didn’t think I would ever find a tenant for my room again. I have to say with the help, support and guidance Nicholas found me a new person and I will be forever grateful for his help.”

“I am a hard worker but never really had confidence in myself, I was always put down throughout my life, I don’t trust many people and have my walls up very high. I wanted to go for a new job but felt my confidence and my Curriculum Vitae would get me nowhere. I knew if I could just prove myself to an employer they would see how hard a worker I am. Examinations was what held me back, I dreaded them, they gave me nightmares. Nicholas told me to have faith in myself and that I could achieve a lot more if I wasn’t so hard on myself, he could see my potential. So it has taken me along time to begin to see what he saw. I plucked up the courage and attempted an exam, yes I froze but gave it my best shot and to my amazement I passed with flying colours. Now I am trying to put one step forward and try new things. Nicholas is an amazing young man who would shock anyone with his knowledge, expertise and his patience. He certainly has opened my eyes to new possibilities I never thought I had.”

“Covid shook my world and affected my life in every way. I was dealing with losing my job which I only got a few months early after a back injury and was worried for my family’s future and putting food on the table. I also was dealing with my mother in hospital declining through ill health. I didn’t know which way to turn. I am a shy person by nature and have a dreadful habit of holding things inside me till I break down. Everything was too much and I thought of ending my life, that my sons would be better off without me.

I spoke with Nicholas at length and he showed me to take baby steps, deal with one problem at a time. Find the positives with my life. Keep my shoulders up high and look forward not backward, as one second ago was my past and not my present or future. He is helping me turn my life around and see things in a new way and now I look forward to waking up in the morning to see what the new day has for my family and I. I think people should see Nicholas as an amazing role model and an inspiration.”