Lawyers rapped over 'Butcher of Bega' ads

Two partners of a law firm that advertised for victims of the 'Butcher of Bega' to contact their personal injury specialists have been found guilty of professional misconduct.

In February 2008, Brydens law firm ran an advertisement in the Bega District News in relation to disgraced former gynaecologist Graeme Reeves.

Under the headline 'Important Notice to the Victims of the "Butcher of Bega"', the advertisement said: "Have you been treated by X-DR Graeme Reeves? If so you have legal rights! … Brydens Compensation Lawyers are one of Australia'