Our team: Public Sector

Meet the team who create and maintain our resources

Chris Knuckey

Chris Knuckey trained at Cobbetts, and worked in their commercial department advising on public procurement and general commercial matters. From 2004 to 2006 he was a solicitor at Clarkslegal advising on public procurement, including in respect of PFI/PPP schemes undertaken by local authorities. From there, Chris joined the Treasury Solicitor's Department, advising across Government on procurement law and associated commercial issues, before joining Practical Law Public Sector in 2008. Chris is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Jane West

Jane West worked as a solicitor for the London Borough Council of Haringey for three years, before joining Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where she gained substantial experience of public and administrative law and practical experience of civil litigation, in particular judicial review proceedings. Jane joined Practical Law Public Sector in 2008 from Beachcroft where she advised public sector bodies on public and administrative law matters, including statutory powers and other public law litigation. Jane is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Cally Foster

Cally Warren studied law at King’s College London, graduating in 2005. She went on to undertake the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in 2006. Cally is a Social Policy Co-ordinator for the Citizens Advice Bureau and currently works on our enforcement and housing materials. Cally is an Assistant Editor for Practical Law Public Sector and is currently a non-practising barrister.

Mary-Anne Anaradoh

Mary-Anne Anaradoh qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and began her legal career in public law children’s work at the London Borough of Camden. Since 2000 she has specialized in local authority adult social care work and advised senior Council officers and members on a range of complex legal, policy and strategic issues. Mary-Anne also has experience in education law including special educational needs tribunal work and school attendance prosecutions. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in July 2015, Mary-Anne was a Principal Consultant Adult Social Care Lawyer at Islington Council, where she provided dedicated legal support and training on implementation of the Care Act 2014, and was Chair of the Care Act Lawyers Group for the London region. Mary-Anne is a non-practising solicitor.

Che Fung Choi

Che Fung Choi qualified in 2008 at Essex County Council with Higher Rights of Audience specialising in public children law representing the local authority in care proceedings involving non-accidental injury, factitious induced illness, sexual abuse, chronic neglect and cases with an international element at all levels of court including at the court of appeal in Re B (children) 2012 EWCA Civ 1275 and Re D (Leave to Oppose Making of Adoption Order) 2013 EWCA Civ 1480. He was appointed as the adoption legal adviser and legal adviser to the Local Safeguarding Children Board. Che also has an interest in court of protection matters and education act prosecutions representing the local authority on appeal in Islington LBC v D [2011] EWHC 990 (Admin). Che joined Practical Law’s family service in September 2014 and is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and joined their real estate department in September 2001. She spent seven years there after qualification advising both private and public sector clients on a variety of property and planning transactions. Prior to training as a solicitor Caroline worked for eight years in both the private and public sectors as a town planner. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Caroline joined Practical Law in December 2008 to create a planning offering for property lawyers. Together with Chris Proudley, she now leads Practical Law Planning. Caroline is a non-practising solicitor.

James Jolly

James Jolly is a Paralegal in the Public Sector team, having originally joined Practical Law in September 2011 as a Special Projects Paralegal. He has also worked within the company as a Legislation Editor. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in history, before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law with a Commendation, and the LPC in 2011, attaining a Distinction.

Owen Willcox

Owen Willcox. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Owen held positions as Public Services Partner with Geldards LLP, Senior Solicitor with Lawrence Graham LLP, Interim Head of Legal Services at EEDA, and Head of Legal and Democratic Services at Harlow District Council. As Monitoring Officer at Harlow DC, Owen advised the Council on vires, procurement and governance issues in relation to all its key functions and major projects including the Town Centre South regeneration scheme and the establishment of a JVCo for the delivery of all the Council’s street scene services. He has also advised a number of local authorities on procurement, governance and vires issues in relation to town centre, regeneration and other service transformation projects. Owen joined Practical Law in 2016 and is a non-practising solicitor.

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