Soho celeb agency Neil Reading Publicity has hit on a great wheeze
that could keep client costs down and offer employment to Britain’s
burgeoning prison population - a press cuttings service.
The scheme is already being trialed, in a certain high security slammer,
for Neil Reading client and the Mirror’s celebrity lawyer Gary
Agency chairman Matthew Stubbs explains he first stumbled upon the
scheme when, having missed certain of Jacobs’ articles, he suggested to
his client that he could get a cuttings service.
’Gary then told me how he already had one,’ said Stubbs. ’And that a
client who happens to be doing a long stretch, gets all the papers and
sends him his cuts.’
Jacobs himself says of his helper: ’I think he just wants to do
something for me because I do a lot for him. He is alone in this country
and he rings me at home most days. He’s someone all my family are
So loyal, it seems, is Jacobs’s client, that he’s even written to more
than 100 fellow inmates urging them to send their legal problems into
the criminal lawyer’s column.
Someone should tell Michael Howard.