Jack Cheng

Senior Associate

Jack started his career as a junior barrister in 2000. In 2002 he commenced practising as a barrister sole, representing mainly an International and Asian clientele in criminal and immigration matters. He joined Lorne Chambers in 2009 and regularly appeared in the District Courts and the High Court. During his tenure at Lorne Chambers he also appeared as second counsel in several high profile trials involving serious crimes, including organised crime, import and supply of drugs, money laundering, and murder.

In 2014 Jack joined an inner city boutique firm as a consultant and began to specialise in immigration law. Since then, he has built up a formidable immigration practice, having successfully assisted hundreds of clients. Jack often advises on complicated immigration matters involving significant financial, character, health, or humanitarian issues. Jack is a current member of the ADLS Immigration & Refugee Law Committee and the New Zealand Association of Migration and Investment (NZAMI). He regularly speaks at immigration seminars and conferences.

Jack is fluent in both English and Mandarin. He is conversational in two other Chinese dialects and understands basic Japanese.

  • Hu v Wan [2022] NZIACDT 1 (representing a complainant against her former licensed immigration adviser for breaching professional standards)
  • FN (China) [2020] NZIPT 600553 (appeal against deportation for convictions of conspiracy to import and supply a Class A controlled drug)
  • DV (Partnership) [2020] NZIPT 205608 (appeal against a decision declining a partnership residence application)
  • Quanfu HUANG v MOI [2019] NZIPT 600550 (appeal against deportation for convictions of possession of a Class B controlled drug for supply)
  • Craig Williams v MOI [2019] NZIPT 600577 (appeal against deportation for convictions of money laundering and conspiracy to import Class C controlled drugs)
  • DW (China) [2018] NZIPT (appeal against deportation on humanitarian grounds)
  • ST (Skilled Migrant) [2015] NZIPT 202273 (appeal against a decision declining a Skilled Migrant residence application)
  • Filipe Caitua-Thomann v MOI [2014] NZIPT 600086 (appeal against deportation for convictions of reckless driving causing injury and death)

LLB/BCom, University of Auckland