Interesting development in the ABS world, as Nottingham Law School's Legal Advice Centre becomes a regulated entity, presumably with a view to allowing student volunteers to conduct litigation and advocate under supervision (and perhaps even a bit of reserved instrument activity as well, given that business and intellectual property law are apparently part of the business plan too). Leaving aside the debate about whether the yawning chasm of unmet legal need in this jurisdiction is in fact best met by this sort of service, the idea of a teaching law firm is an intriguing one. It may be that the idea that ABS's can in fact be a useful tool for social enterprises is just catching on.