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Barry Roux

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Birthplace: Mafikeng, North West, South Africa
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of David Roux and Margaret Idavy Roux

Occupation: Senior Advocate of the Johannesburg Bar.
Managed by: Sharon Doubell
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About Barry Roux

BARRY ROUX

Barry Roux is a Senior Advocate of the Johannesburg Bar. He was admitted to the Bar in 1982 and his practice comprises criminal, insurance, delictual, aviation, matrimonial, medical negligence, general contractual and liquidation work. Roux was involved in the prosecution of mining magnate Roger Kebble, the father of politically connected murder victim Brett Kebble. http://whoswho.co.za/barry-roux-590229

He is the main defense lawyer for the Oscar Pistorius celebrity criminal trial, which is the first South African trial televised around the world live…And has also become internationally infamous for his intense cross-examination technique.

Barry 'I put it to you' Roux

- He was born on Nov. 21, 1955 in Mahikeng - Attended the Rooigrond Primary School and enrolled at Lichtenburg High School in 1973. - Roux gained his degree at the University of South Africa and became an advocate in 1981. - Roux has 31 years of experience in law after joining the Johannesburg Bar in 1982 - Barry Roux is a Senior Advocate of the Johannesburg Bar. - His practice comprises criminal, insurance, delictual, aviation, matrimonial, medical negligence, general contractual and liquidation work. - Even though he's gained a reputation as a fierce opponent, Roux actually started out as a prosecutor (1973-1982) and then lectured at Justice College -- the state's training institution for law officials, expect judges and magistrates. - In his 31-year career, he has represented a string of high profile clients. He acted for Dave King, a Glasgow-born businessman and Rangers football club director, who was accused of defrauding the South African Revenue Service of £60m. - He was also involved in the prosecution of Roger Kebble, a mining magnate, on charges of alleged tax evasion. Roger Kebble is the father of politically connected murder victim Brett Kebble. - Described by one commentator as a “very talented and ethical practitioner who will do his best for all his clients” - Roux has undoubtedly received greater attention than ever before during the Pistorius case. As many viewers will already be aware, his strengths lie in cross-examination skills and a willingness to speak powerfully toward those he aims to unsettle. - He rendered Hilton Botha, the police investigation officer tasked with putting together the prosecution's bail hearing case within just six days back in 2013, to a "stuttering wreck," according to Laing. Botha has over 24 years' experience, but Roux's ability forced the officer into admitting, "I don't have any facts." - Roux's personality switches from a caring bedside manner to wholly volatile. - He also gained a breathless following on Twitter, with one fan hailing him as a “genius” and another recommending him for a part in the US legal drama “Suits”. - Roux's interests are listed as walking, going to the gym and running Barry Roux was admitted to the Bar in 1982 and his practice comprises criminal, insurance, delictual, aviation, matrimonial, medical negligence, general contractual and liquidation work. http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2014/04/17/gerrie-nel-vs-barry-roux---things-you-may-not-know

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Barry Roux's Timeline

1955
November 21, 1955
Mafikeng, North West, South Africa
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