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 Posts

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 Pension Management Corp. founder and CEO Jean-Pierre Laporte. 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 – your client is in palliative care and has a will from 2001 that he urgently needs to update. Time is of the essence. 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 (the Act ), and acts as a licensing body for retirement homes in Ontario. 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 right, or “disclaim” their interest, to a gift under a will. 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 lawyers Ian Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag write in The Huffington Post . 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. 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 debts of the deceased. 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 estate planners to ensure that their instructions are complete, in order to protect themselves in the case of a family fight. 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 Canada. 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 clients. 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 examining the passing of solicitor/client privilege upon death is whether the individual claiming privilege is a trustee, executor, or a beneficiary. 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 and Accountants. 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 family dynamics into account when making a comprehensive estate plan, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag write in The Huffington Post. 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 & Family Law Seminar in Oakville. Read more