Mr Ian Toates

TAE Accreditations

  • Expert Witness


  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying (1979)
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS (1982)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors FRICS (1994)

Expert Witness Snapshot

Ian is an experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and Contract Administrator with over 40 years experience in the construction Industry. Over 40 years post qualification as a Chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (over 25 years as a Fellow).
Ian has developed good relationships with all instructing solicitors he has worked with as an expert, advising on the following:-
* Quantum for construction or remedial works in major disputes.
* Delay Analysis for construction projects.
* Adequacy of Contract Administration procedure.
* Adequacy of Management of risk and its mitigation.
* Adequacy of Project Monitoring reporting by funding institution appointed monitoring surveyors.
* Independent joint expert
Notable Clients Ian has been appointed as Expert Witness by are Sainsbury\'s Supermarkets Limited, Standard Life Property Fund Limited, Yorkshire Bank (Clydesdale), Extra MSA Limited, Caring Homes Health Care Group Limited, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust,  Royal Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey.
He is the focus of complex contract administration and contractual procedural queries raised by surveyors within Henry Riley LLP and is also heavily involved in the production of guidance notes for the Henry Riley LLP Quality Management system.
During his career Ian has been responsible for successfully training young Surveyors and preparing them for their Assessment of Professional Competence; required for their accreditation to and full membership of the RICS, over many years.

Ian has experience of assessing quantum, managing cost, project managing and programming for many project types including:-

Education sector buildings including; Schools, College and University teaching buildings Buildings, Student Residences, Sport and leisure facilities,

Residential buildings and developments including: Housing, high and low rise flats, High Quality housing including mixed use facility developments.

Retail buildings including  Food stores/ non food stores/Department stores
Out of town Retail Parks and Outlet Shopping Centres.
Shopping Malls
Commercial office buildings owner occupied and Speculative
Defence buildings Various types including Hangars, Catering and Cleaning facility buildings, Joint Forces Data Analysis Centres, Specialist Bunker command centre buildings.

Hospitals and other Medical buildings.

Secure Units for Young offenders
Distribution Centres
Motorway services complexes.
Industrial buildings / owner occupied or speculative
Civil Engineering - Roads, Paths and Hard standings
Civil Engineering -Drainage and Utilities infrastructure
Civil Engineering - Land reclamation

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