High-level meetings

News reaches Tulkinghorn Towers that airy and hairy IT guru Laurence Jacobs has encountered an unforseen problem since moving to Milbank from Allen & Overy last year.

Jacobs, all strapping six-foot-five of him, is apparently so lengthy that he’s had to raise his desk. His associates, though, who are apparently not Oompah Loompahs, are having so much difficulty peering over it that they have requested that all meetings should be around a coffee table and not in Jacobs’ room. Have they not heard of cushions?