The use of lawyer directories as indicators of quality has been given added importance recently by Quality Solicitors’ indication (see the comments section here)that they use such directories as part of their vetting process. I’m not aware of any research on these, so it’s particularly interesting to see this excellent piece in the Law Society Gazette. The answer to the question: do they measure quality? Yes, no, maybe, sort of, not really, dunno. But very interesting nonetheless.