This takes place in Bayonne on 25th and 26th February in co-operation with the University of Pau and the Adour Region. The themes will include, Challenges for the independence of Lawyers, The Financial Independence of the Lawyer, Legal Aid, the independence of the Bars and their relationship with public authorities. On the social side there will be a Basque Evening. A flight to Bayonne is available from London Stanstead and accommodation has been reserved at conference rates at various hotels. The speakers are all well known and this should be a good event. Please contact the Secretary if you are interested in participating.