Susan Minot

Susan Minot Amended

Specialist Areas

  • Property Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Contracts & Procurement Law
  • Public Law
  • IT
  • Intellectual Property Agreements and advice
  • Health & Safety compliance, official information & privacy


Sue joined Woodward Chrisp in 2022 as a Senior Solicitor and has been practising law (mainly in-house roles in government) since her admission in 1992.  Sue graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with LLB (Honours).  She specialises in property law, business and commercial law, will and trusts, and (having practised for many years in government in-house legal teams) has previously specialised in contracts and procurement law, public law, IT, intellectual property agreements and advice, health and safety compliance and official information and privacy.  Sue is also a qualified English language (ESOL) teacher and has spent several years teaching English to international students, refugees and migrants in New Zealand.


Sue is a bibliophile who loves choral and barbershop singing, playing Bridge, writing blogs and poetry, and getting into the outdoors for bush and coastal walks. She is new to the Tairawhiti region and is enjoying discovering the amazing range of activities on offer in Gisborne, including the Saturday Farmers’ Market and movies and pizza at the Dome.  Sue enjoys a good cup of coffee and can often be found checking out the local café offerings in the weekend.  She has been busy this year developing and landscaping half an acre of land up at Tolaga Bay to use as a family and weekend retreat, and having road trips around the region in her 7m motorhome.