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Barclays Bank has finally secured its new general counsel after a year-long search. It has appointed Clifford Chance banking partner Mark Harding, who will join at the end of June. Harding, who replaces former general counsel Howard Trust, told The Lawyer: "I can't think of a better English bank to work for." However, Harding will not have a seat on the board - a vexed issue that had hampered the bank's search to fill the position. He said: "The position doesn't have a seat on the board, nor should it, in my view." Harding has spent much of his career at Clifford Chance apart from a four-year stint as general counsel at UBS Warburg.