Susan Lyall

Special Counsel

+64 3 964 5833

+64 21 0245 6760


Susan’s practice is focused on trusts, asset protection, and wills and estate administration. She is also an experienced family lawyer with a particular focus on relationship property, and has gained a wealth of experience over many years practicing in Christchurch. Susan enjoys building close client relationships and shaping personalised and appropriate asset planning structures. Her focus is on establishment, re-organisation, and administration of trusts to achieve both business and personal objectives for her clients. This work extends to protecting assets for those going into relationships and assisting with the division of property following a relationship breakdown.

Susan’s clients appreciate her attention to detail and empathy:

“I want to thank you for all your help with the trust deed review – what an undertaking! It is good to know that Marralomeda Trust is acting in accordance with current trust laws and things have been updated where appropriate.” – Matthew Martin, Former Board Member, Marralomeda Charitable Trust


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Canterbury

Admission to the Bar

Canterbury, 1994

Professional Memberships

New Zealand Law Society, Member

Canterbury Women’s Legal Association, Member

Directorships and Trusteeships

Cashmere High School, Board Trustee, 2016-2021