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Barclays’ new hire to cut legal spend

Barclays has revamped the management of its legal function, creating a new chief of staff position to ­support general counsel Mark Harding. Barclays has appointed Sue Brooks as second-in-command to Harding. Brooks was formerly chief operating officer (COO) at Barclaycard Technology. It is understood that Harding has taken on a wider role on the Barclays […]

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