Tessa Gray has a law degree and a diploma in Community and Youth Work.  After graduation she taught law for some years at Northumbria University. After leaving  she qualified as a community worker and worked both for the local authorities and the voluntary sector.

For the last 25 years she has worked for 2 projects as a community lawyer,  advising  asylum seekers refugees and other migrants.  In addition she provides supported lodging placements for young unaccompanied asylum seekers.

Her interest in Recovering Justice arises from a commitment to justice and equality and a recognition that our current laws and legal systems do not promote either justice or fairness.  They are in fact heavily loaded against the marginalised and the poor.  There is no starker evidence of this than our current drug policies.