Bishop & Sewell

Karma is an Associate Solicitor in our Immigration team

Karma Hickman undertakes work in a broad range of fields, including:

  • EEA applications
  • Citizenship law
  • Partnership and family applications
  • Settlement applications
  • Appeals
  • Entry clearance
  • Human rights cases and applications outside the Immigration Rules.

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

Chambers & Partners recommends Karma as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ and an ‘Associate to Watch’ in its 2017 rankings.

She is also listed in the Legal 500 for her “focus on international surrogacy cases and complex partnership applications”.

Karma regularly provides pro-bono immigration advice at sessions hosted by the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group.

She 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.




  • LLM, London School of Economics


  • The Law Society
  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)

About Me

Interests: in my free time, I can usually be found either at soft play with my young son, or playing Overwatch online.

Alternative career choice: before embarking on my legal career, I had another life in Italy for many years, where I worked as a newswire journalist, translator and bar manager.