Ian Hull

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

Co-founder of the firm Hull & Hull LLP with his father Rodney, Ian Hull practises in the areas of estates, trusts, capactiy 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.

He has been chosen by LawDay as one of the top 60 leading lawyers in Canada in the practice area of Estates and Trusts.

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

Ian Hull In The News
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

The lawyer’s estate planning retainer with a married couple

By Ian Hull As an estate planner and a lawyer, it is important to remember that when creating an estate plan, familial relations may turn negative. It becomes crucial for ... Read more

Hull, Popovic-Montag to discuss succession planning for litigators

On May 25, Toronto estates and trusts litigator  Ian Hull  will chair an event on ‘Succession Planning for Litigators,’ presented by the Law Society of Upper ... Read more

Hull e-State Planner automates estate planning

Estate planning can be a complex undertaking, but a new tool developed by Toronto estate lawyer  Ian Hull  aims to make the process easier for lawyers and their ... Read more

Does solicitor/client privilege extend to trustee, beneficiary?

By Ian Hull Last week  we considered the application of solicitor/client privilege to a deceased testator and their testamentary intentions. A further consideration in ... Read more

Hull to chair panel discussion on validity of gifts

Toronto estates and trusts litigator Ian Hull will chair a panel discussion on the validity of gifts at the upcoming B’nai Brith Estates and Trusts CLE Seminar for Lawyers ... Read more

Hull, Popovic-Montag to speak at ‘Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017’

Toronto estates and trusts litigator  Ian Hull  is set to co-chair the upcoming "Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017" program, presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada. ... Read more

Family communication key to avoiding estate litigation

In some families, the death of a loved one can spark a dispute that results in expensive and protracted litigation — but it is possible to minimize conflict by taking ... Read more

Hull, Popovic-Montag to co-chair HCLA Estates & Family Law Seminar

On May 5, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag of  Hull & Hull LLP will co-chair the Halton County Law Association (HCLA) Estates ... Read more

How does solicitor/client privilege apply on testator’s death?

By Ian Hull What happens to communications between a solicitor and a testator once the testator passes away? Can privilege be waived in order to determine the intentions of a ... Read more

Hull, Popovic-Montag to share estate planning meeting tips at TLA event

Toronto estates and trusts lawyers  Ian Hull  and  Suzana Popovic-Montag will share their methodology for conducting streamlined estate planning meetings at an ... Read more

Plan early for transfer of family cottage

While the family cottage is generally a place filled with happy memories, the significant sentimental and financial value that some attach to the property may lead to contentious ... Read more

The common law slayer rule

By Ian Hull The common law slayer rule makes the law in Canada clear that committing murder will prevent a person from inheriting the estate of the victim. For clarity, the ... Read more

Hull to explore connection between estates, family law

Toronto trusts and estates litigator  Ian Hull will share his insights on the connection between estate matters and family law at a pair of events this April. On ... Read more

Focus on independent practices key to retention

Although keeping lawyers on board is the preferred route, law firms have to be realistic about the fact that not much can be done to stop individuals who exhibit an ... Read more

Rulings provide contrasting views on court's role in probate

Although a pair of recent Ontario Court of Appeal decisions address the issue of a court’s jurisdiction and role in matters of probate, the rulings send a mixed message on ... Read more

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