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    Here you'll find all the latest news and opinions from LDF covering finance, business, brand and much more.

LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.
5 October 2017

LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.

On Tuesday night (3rd October), the 9th annual Leasing World Awards took place at London's Hilton Bankside.

The awards, one of the most respected in the leasing industry, recognise good management, innovation and...

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A simple guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance
9 September 2016

A simple guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is necessary to provide businesses with the relevant cover for damage costs, which may be incurred if a claim is made by their clients in the event of an error. The insurance...

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Law firms’ payment waiting times hits 15 weeks
15 December 2015

Law firms’ payment waiting times hits 15 weeks

Latest research reveals that law firms are now waiting 11 days longer for invoices to be paid, with the average time for payments hitting 15 weeks.

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Number of UK accountancy firms falls as mergers increase
1 December 2015

Number of UK accountancy firms falls as mergers increase

Recent figures released by the Financial Reporting Council, show that the number of accountancy firms has fallen from 6,962 to 6,622, a result of the increase in firm mergers.

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Barristers’ earnings hit £1.5 billion
28 October 2015

Barristers’ earnings hit £1.5 billion

Latest figures, based on HMRC tax returns, reveal that the total earnings of barristers as a profession have risen to £1.5 billion, up 5% on the year previous. The average income of an individual barrister has also...

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Finance your Practising Certificate with LDF
9 October 2015

Finance your Practising Certificate with LDF

Covering the cost of your annual Practising Certificates can be a costly expense, especially given it falls so soon after the recent PII deadline, making planning for this expense increasingly difficult for many...

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LDF win Professions Market Funder at Leasing World Awards
2 October 2015

LDF win Professions Market Funder at Leasing World Awards

Last night played host to the 7th annual Leasing World Awards held at the White Hall Place in London. The awards acknowledged 19 strong winners for their outstanding contribution to the equipment leasing and asset...

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5 facts businesses need to know about PII
3 September 2015

5 facts businesses need to know about PII

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) can save firms millions of pounds, and for many it is often misunderstood. Ed Stace, our Head of Direct Business, has put together five key facts that every business needs to...

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Law firm borrowing rises as profession expands
21 August 2015

Law firm borrowing rises as profession expands

As the economic situation brightens and levels of work in high fee areas such as real estate, corporate finance and M&A return, UK law firms are looking to expand and they are increasing their borrowing to do so, our...

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PII Finance from LDF
3 August 2015

PII Finance from LDF

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is one of the largest costs your practice may face and can often be a significant drain on your cash flow.

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174 UK law firms merge as sector focuses on growth
10 July 2015

174 UK law firms merge as sector focuses on growth

Research shows that there were 174 mergers between law firms in the UK in 2014. Whilst the total number of mergers has fallen by 11%, many are now being driven by plans for growth rather to cut costs, as the...

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Top 100 veterinary practices generate over £1.3bn
3 June 2015

Top 100 veterinary practices generate over £1.3bn

According to our latest research, the UK's biggest veterinary practices saw a record turnover of £1.36 billion in 2014, up 17% from the year before, and more than double 2010 figures.

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The Dentistry Show ’15 – ‘Not Just All Mouth’
21 April 2015

The Dentistry Show ’15 – ‘Not Just All Mouth’

Last weekend saw the annual Dentistry Show at the NEC Birmingham - an event guaranteed to deliver bright smiles onto attendees' faces. The free to attend two-day event provided great opportunity to network with over...

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UK Veterinary Surgeons to use Doctor title
9 April 2015

UK Veterinary Surgeons to use Doctor title

In March, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons approved a decision to allow Veterinary Surgeons to use the title Dr. The RCVS proposed the change to a variety of industry professionals and the general public,...

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Dentists’ income up thanks to cosmetic dentistry
30 March 2015

Dentists’ income up thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Our latest research shows that the income of the dentist's profession in the UK has risen by more than a fifth since 2010, as practices benefit from the investments they have made in cosmetic dentistry services and...

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