Clifford Chance's Harding is Barclays' new legal chief

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.