After a recent spate of super-injunctions being served on the media by wealthy celebrities keen to conceal their indiscretions, their C-list cousins have found themsleves priced out of the market. With a reported cost of £100,000, only the richest miscreants and philanderers can afford them. But a number of firms have now introduced the cut-price super-saver injunction for celebrities who, while less well-off, are equally keen to prevent their misdemeanours becoming common knowledge.
At the forefront of the new providers are easyInjunctions and the web-only wefightanycause.com. Both companies admit that their super-saver injunction is probably not worth the paper it's written on. "But what else are our clients going to do? They can't afford a proper one," says Brian Stubbs from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's newest spin-off. "We admit right from the get-go that we don't have any trained legal professionals on board, but we have spent the last two weeks scouring the internet for clues on how these things are served."
Brian continued, "It may seem counter-intuitive, but it turns out most of those who come to us are actually trying to increase their profile. Once the online gossip machines start spreading rumours about the possible identities of those concerned, we've found these super-injunctions can do wonders for the previously irrelevant or long-forgotten Z-lister."