Jonathan Hool – Managing Director

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Head of property and private client departments

Jonathan is one of Northern Ireland’s most senior and experienced property lawyers with extensive experience in both commercial property and the residential sector.

His experience in commercial property work includes:

  • Acquisitions (and disposals) of development sites
  • Commercial property development
  • Food superstores
  • Shopping centres and retail
  • Nursing homes
  • Civil aviation
  • Industrial
  • Offices

and in providing such properties as security for property and business finance

  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Planning Law
  • Banking

And in residential housing to include

  • New and social housing developments
  • Equity Sharing
  • Apartments and flats
  • Sale and purchase of residential property for private clients and
  • Securing mortgage finance by legal charge

Career

Jonathan is a Graduate of Queen’s University. He has been a Solicitor since 1980. He is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and of the Belfast Solicitors Association.

In 2015 he was appointed a Specialist Arbitrator by Sports Resolutions UK.

He lectures regularly on conveyancing; also on trusts.

In the voluntary section he has served on Committee at MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) both on Players and Fixtures (1998-2006) and most recently (2012-2015) Membership and General Purposes. He has also served on the Commercial Committee of Cricket Ireland (2011-2015). He is Honorary Solicitor to the Belfast Jewish Community. He is former partner (1994-2015) and senior partner (2013-2015) at Harrisons Solicitors.

In July 2015 he founded Hool Law Limited with Victoria McLean, Iain McGonigle and Anthony Murphy and the bulk of the Harrisons staff.

Personal

Married to Gillian with three children, Jonnie, Francesca and Justin. In 2014 he became a grandfather.

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    Specialisms

  • Will drafting
  • Inheritance Tax Planning and IHT Mitigation
  • Probate and administration of estates
  • Powers of Attorney, including Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Mental Capacity issues - Controllership Orders and registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney where the Donor has lost mental capacity
  • Will Disputes
  • Property Litigation
  • Partnership
  • Professional Negligence (including as expert witness)
  • Law and Sport – Appointments of professional athletes – Governance of sporting and other bodies public and private

    Memberships

  • Jonathan is a member of the Society of Trust, Estates Practitioner (STEP)

We also specialise in compensation claims

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