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Ted Loveday

Call 2016


Ted started his tenancy at the beginning of October 2017 after completing his pupillage under Tim Calland, Jonathan Allcock, Matthew Smith and Watson Pringle. During his pupillage, he gained experience working on a wide range of cases, including commercial, chancery, company, insolvency and property litigation. Ted is happy to take instructions across all areas of Chambers’ work.

Some examples of Ted’s work during pupillage include:

Commercial litigation and contractual disputes

  • Assisted supervisors with drafting pleadings, skeleton arguments and other documents for a wide range of commercial and contractual claims, both in the High Court and the County Court.
  • Assisted with preparing skeleton arguments and draft orders for Norwich Pharmacal applications, disclosure applications and freezing injunctions.
  • Prepared advice and research on issues relating to the construction of a joint venture agreement.
  • Conducted legal research and helped prepare for conference in a £50m bribery claim.
  • Assisted with preparing a defence and Part 18 request in a £500m claim for deceit and breach of warranty relating to the sale of a business.
  • Drafted email advice on service of proceedings on a Norwegian firm under the Lugano Convention.
  • Prepared an application notice and witness statement for an application for service out of jurisdiction under the CPR.
  • Helped draft a Reply and Further Information in a US$2m claim relating to the breach of warranties in an English share purchase agreement.
  • Instructed as part of a large team conducting disclosure/document review in a substantial shareholders’ dispute over the summer of 2017.

Company and insolvency litigation

  • Prepared detailed advice and research in a wide range of company-related cases, including derivative claims and claims against directors.
  • Assisted with advice on the liability of members of a solicitors’ firm for loss of client money, with reference to partnerships, LLP law and the SRA Accounts Rules.
  • Helped to draft a letter before action and helped to prepare for a mediation in a claim against governors of a school for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Helped to draft grounds of appeal and skeleton argument on an appeal against a Registrar’s decision to strike out a misfeasance claim against administrators.

Property and housing

  • Helped to draft advice and particulars of claim in possession claims under the Rent Act 1977 and Housing Act 1988.
  • Assisted with drafting advice on renewal of a business tenancy under the LTA 1954.
  • Helped to prepare for mediation in a dispute relating to a family partnership.
  • Assisted with email advice on trespass, rights of way and wayleave agreements.

Public law

  • Spent several weeks extensively helping Catherine Newman QC and Matthew Smith in a large commercial judicial review in the Administrative Court, including drafting parts of skeleton arguments and other documents for a directions hearing and rolled-up trial.

Before coming to the Bar, Ted read Law and History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he served as a senior officer of the Cambridge Union Society and was part of the winning team in the 2015 series of BBC2’s University Challenge. During his year studying the BPTC, he taught debating skills to prisoners in HMP Brixton and HMP Wormwood Scrubs as part of Gray’s Inn’s Vocalise programme. He also acted as a representative in the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal through the Free Representation Unit.


BPTC, University of Law: Outstanding (2016)
BA, Law and History, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge: Double First (2015)


Poland Prize and Exhibition (Inner Temple, 2015)
President’s Award (University of Law, 2015)
Conference Prize (University of Law, 2015)
W.M. Tapp Scholarship (Gonville and Caius College, 2015)
Falcon Chambers Prize for Land Law (University of Cambridge, 2014)
Senior Scholarship (Gonville and Caius College, 2014)


Chancery Bar Association