Ian Hull

Ian Hull
Hull & Hull LLP
Founding Partner
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Mediation

Co-founder of the Toronto firm Hull & Hull LLP with his father Rodney, Ian Hull practises in the areas of estates, trusts, capacity and fiduciary litigation. He also maintains a mediation practice through Hull Estate Mediation Inc.

Mr. Hull was called to the Ontario Bar in 1990 after receiving an LL.B from the University of Windsor and an Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. A certified specialist in estates and trusts law and civil litigation, Mr. Hull is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

A lecturer at the Ontario Bar Admission Course and a guest lecturer for the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario, Mr. Hull is also the author of numerous articles and books on estate law.

Ian Hull In The News
Hull honoured with Honsberger award

It was largely from his father and former partner, the late Rodney Hull Q.C. LSM,  that Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Ian Hull was taught to give back, and his ... Read more

Five things your clients should do before they die

By Ian Hull You advise and document estate plans for clients. You’re meticulous about detail and always do a thorough job. Is there anything you’ve overlooked? ... Read more

High net worth individuals need special insurance solutions

By Ian Hull High net worth individuals typically have more than enough money to live their desired lifestyle. But there’s an important element that even the wealthiest ... Read more

Charitable pledges tough to enforce

Charitable pledges are generally not enforceable, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The only truly enforceable gift is one ... Read more

Time to up the ante on advice and wealth planning for women

By Ian Hull There are a few holdovers from the Mad Men era of 50 or 60 years ago when men were the primary breadwinners and wealth managers – and women looked after the ... Read more

Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad things

By Ian Hull We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and ... Read more

Estate planning for prisoners and their families

For families with a loved one who is in prison, routine financial issues such as making a will, keeping a family business afloat and supporting children are fraught with ... Read more

Age 65 or older? There may be a trust for you

By Ian Hull Trusts have been around for hundreds of years, so a type that’s only been around for 17 years is still considered “new” in the trust world. Two ... Read more

Making the case for reforming estates legislation

Ontario needs to follow other provinces and revamp its wills and estates legislation to reflect current needs, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull tells ... Read more

Mirror wills vs. mutual wills – different documents, purposes

By Ian Hull Don’t let the similar sounding names fool you – while there are some similarities between “mirror wills” and “mutual wills,” ... Read more

Time to abolish Ontario's perpetuities law: Hull

Moves by other provinces to abolish or replace perpetuities laws signals that it’s time for Ontario to reform its estate legislation, Toronto estate lawyer  ... Read more

Duty of disclosure – the unique rules for estates and trusts

By Ian Hull We all know that lawyers have a duty to hold client information confidential – it’s one of the foundations of our legal system. But estates are a ... Read more

Trusts and family property – when can you trust a trust?

By Ian Hull The laws relating to trusts are complex enough before issues relating to family law are introduced. Even at the best of times, individuals establishing trusts ... Read more

Intergenerational wealth transfer: keys for success

Inheritances can be a windfall, but how the next generation manages that estate is a critical part of the process, say Toronto estate lawyer  Ian Hull and INTEGRIS ... Read more

The tricky business of deathbed estate planning

By Ian Hull It’s 8:30 am, you’ve just entered your office, and you get a call from the common-law spouse of one of your long-term clients. It’s bad news ... Read more

Financial abuse of the elderly

By Ian Hull The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority was established in 2010 by the Ontario government under the  Retirement Homes Act, 2010 , S.O. 2010 Chapter 11 ... Read more

What is a disclaimer?

By Ian Hull Receiving an inheritance under a will is a gift, and there is no obligation, as a beneficiary, to accept it. It is possible for a beneficiary to waive their ... Read more

Predatory marriages 'increasingly common problem' in Ontario

With the elderly population living longer and more independently than in the past, predatory marriages are becoming a growing phenomenon in Ontario, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

New 'Atin Model' app digitizes taking will instructions: Hull

An in-house model designed to take will instructions is the basis for a new application available to lawyers by Toronto estate lawyer Ian Hull . “I wanted to create an ... Read more

Contractual obligations and estates

By Ian Hull An estate trustee may be bound to a contract previously entered into by the deceased. This duty is distinct from the duty of an estate trustee to discharge all ... Read more

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