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Joel Joffe CBE was the young lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela at the infamous 1963-4 Rivonia Trial.

Exiled to Britain in 1965, he worked at a fledgling insurance company to support his family, which grew to become Allied Dunbar. Involved with Oxfam for 20 years and Chair from 1995 to 2001, he was awarded the CBE in 1999. In 2000, he became a Labour peer as Baron Joffe of Liddington. In later life, he was a vigorous campaigner for assisted dying for the terminally ill.

Asked what drove him to realise the extraordinary achievements of his life, Joel Joffe said it was a passion for justice and a desire to help those less fortunate than himself. Whether that injustice was apartheid, poverty, terminal illness or human rights, Joffe campaigned with a lawyer’s forensic eye for detail, self-deprecating humour, and a fearless approach to authority.

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