“Tremendous intellect, sensible and down-to-earth, pragmatic, and very good with the client - and also a strong advocate.” – Legal500, 2023
Ted acts as advocate and adviser in complex and serious commercial disputes. He is regularly instructed to appear in court both led and unled, and enjoys finding ways to achieve the maximum impact for clients, the law or wider society.
Alongside this, he maintains a specialist interest in charity law – where he is ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ in one of the leading directories.
In 2019 and 2020 Ted worked at the UK Supreme Court where he served as Judicial Assistant to Lord Briggs of Westbourne. This gives him a unique insight into what it takes to succeed in court.
Alongside his wider practice, 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 other pro-bono schemes.
Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
Ted is valued for his ability to cut to the heart of factually complex cases and advise on strategy and tactics in order to get a result for his clients. He regularly acts in all manner of commercial disputes, both led and unled. He is comfortable taking on all sizes of cases, from those involving individuals or small businesses, to heavy and high-value litigation or arbitration.
Ted appears across a wide range of civil fraud cases including claims for deceit, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty and allegations of misconduct by directors and other fiduciaries.
Many of his key cases involve working with lawyers in other jurisdictions or considering cross-border aspects of a dispute.
He has broad experience of assisting with the full range of interim remedies applications including freezing and proprietary injunctions; Norwich Pharmacal and Bankers’ Trust orders; and remedies such as notification injunctions and document imaging orders.
Company & Partnership
Ted has a strong practice in company law as well as partnerships and LLPs. He understands the challenges involved in running and developing businesses, whether large or small, and is always keen to fight his clients’ corner when disputes emerge. He has a particular interest in:
- unfair prejudice proceedings
- claims against directors and other fiduciaries
- allegations of discrimination or unfair treatment of partners
- removal and potential removal of partners, including disputes arising out of attempts at expulsion
Insolvency & Asset Recovery
Ted acts for debtors, creditors and other parties in insolvency-related proceedings. He was recently instructed in Re Great Annual Savings Group Ltd (a contested application for a Pt 26A restructuring plan) and a multi-million claim for wrongful trading.
His knowledge of insolvency law is often useful in fraud and contract cases where clients wish to ensure that assets are available for recovery. Alongside this he has broad experience of assisting with the full range of interim remedies applications including freezing and proprietary injunctions; Norwich Pharmacal and Bankers’ Trust orders; and remedies such as notification injunctions and document imaging orders.
Ted was listed as a ‘Rising Star’ at the charities Bar by Legal500 in 2023.
Ted is happy to advise on regulatory and disciplinary matters facing charities, the conduct of trustees, the interpretation of trust deeds and other governing documents, civil and property matters, and the changes introduced by the Charities Act 2022.
His clients range from churches and mosques, to NGOs and pressure groups, to local authorities. He has also worked as a secondee at the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Current instructions include:
- the high-profile challenge to LGB Alliance’s charitable status;
- the dispute relating to the sale of Ealing Town Hall;
- assisting with complaints that the Global Warming Policy Foundation is engaged in unlawful lobbying;
- acting (with Andrew Westwood KC) in the dispute about ownership of the Abbey Mills mosque, which is scheduled for trial in summer 2023.
Media & Entertainment
Ted has advised and represented clients across the music, theatre, film and software industries, especially in the context of commercial, company and insolvency litigation. Notable recent cases in this sphere include THJ Systems Ltd v Sheridan (2023) and Active Media Services Inc v Burmester Duncker and Joly GmbH & Co KG  EWHC 232 (Comm) &  EWHC 352 (Comm).
Ted acts in professional negligence cases overlapping with his other areas of specialism. Recent instructions include a substantial negligence claim against solicitors and a claim against a financial institution.
Ted is a tough but fair negotiator who considers ADR at all stages of disputes where he is instructed. He always ensures that litigation and arbitration is run with an eye to strengthening his clients’ settlement position.
Ted has a strong track record in cases spanning law and technology. In November 2023 he acted unled in the Court of Appeal in THJ Systems v Sheridan, an important case relating to IP rights in software user interfaces. He also has a strong understanding of the law relating to cryptoassets and digital asset recovery and is building a practice in fraud, consumer and contractual disputes in this area.
Legal 500 Partnership (2024)
"Tremendous intellect, sensible and down-to-earth, pragmatic, and very good with the client - and also a strong advocate."
LEGAL 500 CHARITIES (2024)
"He has outstanding knowledge of charity law, and his advice is thoughtful and practical."
Ted Loveday's notable cases include:
- Ealing Victoria Hall: success in charities tribunal
- Mermaids v Charity Commission for England and Wales 
- Re Great Annual Savings Group Ltd 
- THJ Systems v Sheridan 
- Various Claimants v Nationwide Corporate Finance Ltd (2019-2022)
- Global Warming Policy Foundation (2022)
- TMO Renewables Ltd v Yeo 
- Melford Capital Holdings LLP and others v Digby 
- Active Media Services Inc v Burmester, Duncker & Joly Gmbh & Co KG and others 
- Funding Secure Ltd v Matthew Green 
- Ashdown v Griffin 
- Mohammed v Mohammed and others (Abbey Mills Mosque) (2023) - Judgment awaited
- Friends of Victoria Hall v Charity Commission for England and Wales (2023) - Judgment awaited