Senior Associate - Auckland

Jack Cheng

Jack Cheng


Jack has successfully assisted hundreds of immigration clients, including on complicated matters involving significant financial, character, health or humanitarian issues.

He is a member of the Auckland District Law Society Immigration & Refugee Law Committee and speaks regularly at immigration seminars and conferences across New Zealand.

Before joining MC, Jack litigated in several high-profile trials involving organised crime, the importation and supply of drugs, money laundering and murder.

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

Recent Cases & Achievements

IA (China) [2023] NZIPT 506028

Successful humanitarian appeal against deportation for a long time overstayer.

Hu v Wan [2022] NZIACDT 1

Represented a complainant against her former licensed immigration adviser for breaching professional standards.

DV (Partnership) [2020] NZIPT 205608 

Appeal against a decision declining a partnership residence application.

Quanfu HUANG v Minister of Immigration [2019] NZIPT 600550

Appeal against deportation for convictions of possession of a Class B controlled drug for supply.

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 Minister of Immigration [2014] NZIPT 600086

Successful appeal against deportation for convictions of reckless driving causing injury and death.


LLB/BCom, University of Auckland