London, 1st October 2011: Venal & Grabbit wish to disassociate themselves from the billing practices of Baroness Shackleton, which were so luridly described in an article in the Telegraph this morning. We find such practices to be quite beneath a firm such as Venal & Grabbit, which prides itself in its exceedingly high levels of client service.
Senior Partner Edgar Venal said: "A £100,000 mark-up? Amateur. Everyone knows that the more the mark-up, the better the service. We at Venal & Grabbit do not deal in mark-ups of less than seven figures."