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Mrs Sushan McDowall

Principal Lawyer

Sushan McDowall is an experienced immigration lawyer, having specialised in this area for most of her career. She has helped countless individuals and families get the most appropriate visas for their wide-ranging situations and circumstances, and provides a clear pathway for clients through the complexities of New Zealand’s immigration law. Sushan has a Master of Laws (LLM) with First Class Honours from the University of Waikato, and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society with a current practicing certificate.

(+64) 027 452 9293

Dr James McDowall

Practice Manager

James McDowall is the Practice Manager and co-founder of Online Immigration Lawyers. James has a PhD from the University of Waikato and is a professional member of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi and the Institute of Directors. For any operational matters regarding this firm, please contact James.


Ms Crystal Zhang 张悦

Interpreter & Chinese-language Support

Crystal Zhang is the principal Chinese-language interpreter and translator for Online Immigration Lawyers. She is a native Chinese speaker, is fluent in English, and has a degree from a New Zealand tertiary institution. Crystal can assist with client meetings, so please let us know if you would like Chinese-language support.


We are assisted by a number of translators/interpreters, associates, administration staff, and other lawyers on a case by case basis. Rest assured that we have the capacity to manage your immigration case in a timely and professional manner.

Interested in working with us?

We’re looking to grow across New Zealand

Email james@onlineimmigration.nz