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
Live longer – unusual tips for keeping the grim reaper at bay

By Ian Hull We’re all too familiar with the conventional advice for living longer – and the same ol’, same ol’ is being trotted out again by ... Read more

Afraid of dying? Take your mushroom

By Ian Hull Estate law is centred on asset planning for an end-of-life experience. So not surprisingly, we’ve seen just about every end-of-life situation you can ... Read more

Do you have gems or junk in your house?

By Ian Hull How much are your non-financial assets worth? If you’re planning your estate, it’s an important consideration, especially if you plan to make specific ... Read more

Does your elderly parent need help?

By Ian Hull It’s a situation shared by many – you have a single elderly parent living alone. They’ve always been able to handle their day-to-day needs, with ... Read more

Supreme Court of Canada clarifies unjust enrichment test

A ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada offers clarity on the test for unjust enrichment,   says Toronto estate litigator  David M. Smith   who acted for the ... Read more

Why staying well can be a living hell

By Ian Hull Have you followed the wellness industry lately? The New York Times recently published a lengthy feature on Gwyneth Paltrow and her wellness company Goop. In it, ... Read more

Are you ready to be a 21st century retiree?

By Ian Hull We’re almost 19 years into the new century, so it seems a little late to be talking about the “new” 21 st  century version of retirement. ... Read more

A hippie commune for seniors?

By Ian Hull Is it possible for today’s seniors to return to their hippie past? For some, plans are in the works. Youth of the 1960s were a powerful social force that ... Read more

A different approach to work-life balance

By Ian Hull A recent Globe and Mail  article  on vacation time caught my eye. In it, Elizabeth Renzetti notes an ADP Canada study that found that: only one ... Read more

Substantial indemnity costs ordered against estate trustees

By Ian Hull This case  was a dispute between three siblings over a $30,000 painting. The three siblings were beneficiaries and estate trustees of their late ... Read more

Travel much? Currency exchange is getting easier

By Ian Hull We’ve seen it first hand in many estates situations: families with property and assets in different countries. In the estate administration process, this ... Read more

Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?

By Ian Hull When it comes to money matters, privacy is a big issue. We see it all the time in the estates area – a great deal of time and planning can go into ensuring ... Read more

How a walk in the park can improve your mental health

By Ian Hull Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues can occur for any number of reasons, but they often emerge when a loved one has died. While grief is a natural ... Read more

No right of equalization when a common-law spouse dies

Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Ian Hull  is hoping a decision in a  suit of unjust enrichment he filed before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will bring ... Read more

Hockey fights are way down. Estate fights? Not so much

By Ian Hull Have you watched an NHL game recently? If you have, you may have noticed a significant change in one high-profile aspect of the game: fighting. It’s ... Read more

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