Bishop & Sewell LLP

Karma Hickman

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Practice Areas

Applications (under the EEA Regulations & the Settlement Scheme)

Citizenship and nationality law

Partnership and family applications

Settlement applications


Entry clearance

Human rights cases and applications outside the Immigration Rules.

Karma has a particular interest and expertise in international surrogacy and intercountry adoption cases, as well as complex citizenship and European matters.


Karma qualified as a solicitor in 2012, after training for two years at Fisher Meredith, where she remained until its merger with Bishop & Sewell in August 2017. While completing her legal studies, she worked part-time at the immigration team of a well-known London legal aid firm specialising in civil liberties.

Karma delivers training for MBL Seminars on British citizenship law and on surrogacy matters in an immigration context.

She provides pro-bono immigration advice on a regular basis at sessions hosted by the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group.

Professional Memberships

The Law Society

Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)


Karma has written extensively on various Immigration aspects and you can find her commentary here

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Bishop & Sewell strengthens Immigration Team with senior hire

Charles Green, Mariam Khaliq, Karma Hickman

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Bishop & Sewell and Fisher Meredith agree to merge

Eileen Pembridge, Michael Gillman, Stephen Bishop, Mark Chick, Nick Potter, Ossie Swaine, David Little, Chris Macartney, Michael Kashis, Karma Hickman

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