Consumers are increasingly likely to refer to online reviews before making a final decision to buy a product or use a service, whether it's a hotel room, a book or a laptop. But how does it work for legal services, where the client's satisfaction with the outcome may be at odds with the 'quality' of work done?

The below article from the Law Society Gazette explores this issue, considering how the SRA might respond to negative reviews posted online - and indeed the thorny issue of exaggerated or false reviews. 

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