Firming up

Begum, Husnara
July 2005
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p15
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Mark Harding, Barclays Bank PLC's general counsel. He landed one of the most high-profile in-house jobs in June 2003 after a year-long headhunting exercise by the banking giant. When Harding started at Barclays he hit the ground running. After joining, he overhauled the bank's legal team and concluded a major panel review. Harding assessed Barclays' in-house function and examined its structure, capabilities and role. This process resulted in a wholesale change in the deployment of the bank's in-house lawyers, from a model based on generic legal advisers to a structure that combines two distinct but complementary roles.


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