The media landscape in 2014

By Lorna Caddy and Adam Rendle

Last year saw the beginning of the phone-hacking trial of former News of the World journalists accused of conspiring to hack mobile phones. The trial is set to go well into 2014. All of the eight defendants deny all of the charges. The nature of the evidence and the outcome are likely to colour the public’s perception of the press, and also their assessment of whatever regulatory measures are agreed for regulation of the press.

Following the Leveson Report (published more than a year ago now) and much wrangling, the Privy Council granted a new cross-party royal charter on press regulation in October 2013. In the meantime, the press industry has been working hard to design its own framework, establishing the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). It bills itself as ‘the new, tough, independent organisation being established to regulate the UK’s newspapers and magazines’.

In October 2013, the IPSO unveiled its final plans, which would give its regulator powers of investigation, enforcement and sanction. For example, under the plans, the IPSO would have the power to impose fines of up to £1m. The IPSO hopes to begin work early in 2014 and is working hard to encourage publishers to sign up to its framework…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Taylor Wessing briefing. 

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Taylor Wessing

View more briefings from Taylor Wessing

Analysis from The Lawyer

  • merger deal

    Corporate crunch time: who will triumph at The Lawyer Awards 2014?

    As the equity capital markets rocketed back into favour and global M&A saw at least a partial return to form, there have been some rich pickings for The Lawyer’s Corporate Team of the Year award shortlisted firms in 2014. 

  • singapore orchid

    Singapore: Cash course

    The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world

View more analysis from The Lawyer


5 New Street Square

Turnover (£m): 241.20
No. of lawyers: 860 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: UK
No. of offices: 6
No. of qualified lawyers: 73 (International 50)
No. of partners: 29