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Meet South African Advocate & Oscar Pistorius Lawyer “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.

Barry Roux served as the defence advocate in the trial of Oscar Pistorius.


Senior Counsel | Advocates Group 21 | Johannesburg Bar
1982 – present

Barry Roux, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, is a seasoned courtroom performer who offered a masterclass in cross examination when he Sometimes attacked the police evidence on Wednesday.

Oscar Pistorius: profile of defence lawyer Barry Roux

Mr Roux repeatedly put it to W/O Botha that the police had found no hard evidence to challenge Pistorius’s version of events.

Mr Roux was called to the Johannesburg Bar in 1982 and is now a Senior Counsel – South Africa’s version of a Queen’s Counsel. 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 also represented Roger Kebble, a mining magnate, on charges of alleged tax evasion.

Described by one commentator as a “very talented and ethical practitioner who will do his best for all his clients”, Roux is thought to be earning between £3,000 and £5,500 per day for his defence of Pistorius.

Leaving court on Wednesday, he modestly claimed that his performance was “nothing special”.

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