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Ted Loveday

Call 2016


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” aged 22. He joined Maitland Chambers in 2017 after completing his pupillage under Tim Calland, Jonathan Allcock, Matthew Smith and Watson Pringle. In 2019-2020 he served as a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. 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 acts and appears in all manner of commercial, civil fraud and contract 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 and representing them at mediations.
  • SL Claimants v Tesco Plc (2019) – part of the junior counsel team in major shareholder litigation relating to misstatements in Tesco’s published accounts.
  • FundingSecure Ltd v Green (2019) – acted 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) – part of the junior counsel team for an expedited trial in a major shareholders’ dispute in the Commercial Court.
  • Worked at the Supreme Court and Privy Council on various important commercial cases, including Shagang Shipping v HNA Group [2020] UKSC 34, Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Mastercard v Merricks and Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Group Litigation.

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.
  • Represents and advises clients in companies, partnership and LLP disputes, including two recent disputes between former business partners over their shares in joint investment properties.
  • 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.
  • Re Addbins Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1793 – now the leading case on the incidence of costs in unfair prejudice proceedings.
  • Worked at the Supreme Court on a range of company and insolvency cases, including Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale [2020] UKSC 25, Re Stanford International Bank (in liquidation) [2019] UKPC 45 and Lehtimäki v Cooper [2020] UKSC 33.

Charities law

  • Regularly acts for and advises charities, trustees, school governors and directors on governance issues, fiduciary duties, regulation and property matters.
  • Worked in the Charity Commission’s Legal Policy team as part of a secondment, 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 charitable status.
  • Supervised by Matthew Smith during pupillage, gaining exposure to a wide range of disputes relating to charities.
  • Worked at the Supreme Court on Lehtimäki v Cooper [2020] UKSC 33, now one of the leading cases on charitable companies and the duties of charity trustees.

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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.
  • Regularly advises on landlord and tenant and housing-related issues as a volunteer at South Westminster Legal Advice Centre.
  • Worked at the Supreme Court and Privy Council on property cases including Manchester Ship Canal v Vauxhall Motors Ltd [2019] UKSC 46 and Lovering v Atkinson [2020] UKPC 14.

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.


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
Administrative Law Bar Association
Charity Law Association

Terms of instruction

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Ted will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Ted accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.