Blackstones’ junior ranks on the up

Blackstone Chambers has bolstered its junior ranks with the addition of commercial practitioners Andreas Gledhill and Leona Powell.

Gledhill, who was called to the bar in 1992, joins the set from 3-4 South Square, where he specialised in insolvency and restructuring. Commercial litigator Powell, who was called to the bar in 2000, specialises in civil fraud and asset recovery work. Blackstone launched a junior recruitment campaign earlier this year after it identified a need to recalibrate the commercial group’s gearing because it was top-heavy, the set said.