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Ted Loveday

Call 2016

tloveday@maitlandchambers.com

Ted is currently working as a judicial assistant at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He has assisted during a number of recent high-profile cases including Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd (on international patent licensing on FRAND terms and the application of forum non conveniens principles); Magner v Royal Bank of Scotland International (on civil procedure in the context of a major civil fraud trial in Gibraltar) and R (Miller and Cherry) v Prime Minister (on the prorogation of Parliament). He will be available again to take instructions from the summer of 2020.

Ted has a busy practice spanning all areas of Chambers’ work. He is regularly instructed (both individually and with leading counsel) in important commercial disputes, companies, insolvency and charities litigation.

Ted graduated from the University of Cambridge aged 21 with a double first in History and Law and passed his Bar exams graded “Outstanding” at the age of 22. He joined Maitland Chambers in 2017 after completing his pupillage under Tim Calland, Jonathan Allcock, Matthew Smith and Watson Pringle. Since then, he has practised across the full range of Chambers’ areas of specialism. Ted is regularly praised by solicitors and clients for his efficiency, high standards of service and friendly, accessible manner.

Commercial litigation, civil fraud and contractual disputes

  • Regularly appears unled, advises and prepares pleadings in all manner of contractual and commercial disputes in the High Court (Business and Property Courts, including the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court) and the County Court, in addition to advising clients for mediation and negotiation.
  • SL Claimants v Tesco Plc (2019) – acted with David Mumford QC as part of the junior counsel team in major shareholder litigation relating to misstatements in Tesco’s published accounts.
  • FundingSecure Ltd v Green (2019) – acted with Thomas Grant QC on behalf of a peer-to-peer lender in a civil fraud claim worth £3 million including successfully obtaining a worldwide freezing order, beginning contempt proceedings and dealing with related insolvency proceedings.
  • United Co Rusal Plc v Crispian Investments Ltd [2018] EWHC 1415 (Comm) – acted with Christopher Pymont QC, David Mumford QC and Thomas Munby as part of the junior counsel team for an expedited trial in a major shareholders’ dispute in the Commercial Court.

Company and insolvency litigation

  • Regularly acts for both debtors and creditors on winding-up petitions, applications for validation orders, bankruptcy petitions and other proceedings under the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Experienced in a range of proceedings under the Companies Act 2006 (including unfair prejudice petitions, derivative claims, misfeasance claims and applications for late registration of company charges) and the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
  • Represents and advises clients in partnership and LLP disputes, including two recent disputes between former business partners over their shares in joint investment properties.
  • Appeared in the Court of Appeal with Thomas Grant QC in Re Addbins Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1793, now a leading case on the incidence of costs in unfair prejudice proceedings.
  • 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.

Charities law

  • Worked in the Charity Commission’s Legal Policy team as part of a secondment during 2018, advising the Commission on a range of topics relating to charities regulation and the Commission’s statutory powers and duties.
  • Acted in various contested applications for liability orders for non-payment of business rates in the Magistrates’ Court turning on the Respondent’s charitable status.
  • Advised trustees on the formation of a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) and their application to be registered by the Charity Commission.
  • Helped to draft a letter before action and helped to prepare for mediation in a claim against governors of a school for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Supervised by Matthew Smith during pupillage and gained exposure to a wide range of disputes relating to charities.

Property and housing

  • Regularly acts unled in residential and commercial possession proceedings in the County Court.
  • Acts in other property-related disputes such as trespass, boundary disputes, the enforcement of easements, breaches of covenants and service charges.
  • Instructed with Amanda Tipples QC (now Mrs Justice Tipples) and James Kinman in a long-running partnership dispute in the Central London County Court concerning ownership of a property in central London and raising complicated issues of civil procedure.
  • Advises in disputes relating to joint ventures and the informal creation of equitable interests, both in a business and a residential context.
  • Recently advised the directors of a dissolved company on issues relating to rectification, disclaimer, bona vacantia and escheat in the context of a complex property dispute.
  • Acted in various contested applications for liability orders for non-payment of business rates in the Magistrates’ Court.

Public law

Pro bono

  • Ted passionately believes in improving access to justice. He is a volunteer at the South Westminster Legal Advice Centre and acts on a voluntary basis through the Bar Pro Bono Unit, law centres and the Chancery Bar Litigants in Person Scheme (CLIPS).

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.Ted was named Britain’s most influential law student by the website Legal Cheek in 2016.

Qualifications

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

Awards

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)

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
COMBAR