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The annual conference of the Solicitors' European Group, to be held in Cambridge at the weekend, coincides with the publication by the Law Society of their European manifesto. In A Europe for its Citizens, the society urges the EU institutions to consider reforms that would provide a more reliable, fair and open Europe. Proposals in the manifesto include the provision of legal aid for the settlement of trans-frontier consumer disputes, the right of lawyers to establish offices under their home title in other member states, and placement and exchange programmes for trainee lawyers.