Joel GocoolSolicitor, Corporate and Commercial Law
Solicitor, Corporate and Commercial Law
t: 0118 989 9710
m: 07789 067319
Joel qualified as a Corporate Solicitor in 2019 at a regional firm and then joined the Corporate and Commercial Department at Herrington Carmichael in 2021. Joel advises his clients on a variety of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, company restructures, franchising and general corporate law advisory matters. Joel specialises in share sales and purchases with a value below £2 million, but also assists with high value (£2-£10m) financial service mergers and acquisitions.
Joel graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Law and went on to complete his LPC at the University of Law in Guildford.
Experience | Key projects
- Sale of an Independent Financial Advisor business for £8,000,000. Assisting with negotiating the sale of an IFA business to a large equity fund backed financial services company.
- Group restructure and acquisition of an Independent Financial Advisor group for £4,500,000. Advising on a pre-acquisition restructure and acquiring a family owned IFA practice group including multiple subsidiaries.
- Sale of an Independent Financial Advisor business for £2,500,000. Advising an independent IFA on the sale of their company and providing guidance on the necessary FCA authorisation process.
- Acquisition of an Independent Financial Advisor business for approximately £600,000. Advising an IFA practice on the acquisition of an owner-managed IFA as part of a larger series of acquisitions.
- Advising on franchise agreements for a leading haulage and logistics company.
Interests and Hobbies
Joel is a keen footballer, with his greatest success to date being captaining his five a side team to league winning glory in their first season together. Joel is an avid Arsenal fan (for his sins) and is regularly in attendance at the Emirates. Aside from football, Joel enjoys keeping fit and has recently taken up golf as a hobby.
I would like to say that it was an absolute pleasure to work with Joel and the team and the professionalism that was shown by all was second to none.
Joel made the buyout of my business partner very straightforward and his commercial knowledge was there for all to see and the more I spoke to him the more it felt like I was talking to an old friend.
I would be more than happy to recommend Herrington Carmichael to anyone and I would certainly use them myself in the future.
– Andy Baker
Joel and the whole team at Harrington Carmichael provided us with a excellent service and great communication throughout the sale of our business. They were very easy to talk to and explained difficult legal problems in a very friendly and professional manner. We are very grateful to the entire team for giving us a smooth and hassle free experience at a very reasonable cost!
– Sangita, Small Business Owner
Excellent level of service provided by Alex, Joel and the team. Our sale was not particularly straightforward, quality advice provided in a timely manner. I am not sure we could have completed our sale without them. Would highly recommend!
– Steve Burns, Lewis Brownlee Financial
I have used the same solicitor for years for anything to do with my business but decided to switch this year. I used Joel Gocool and team at Herrington Carmichael for the sale of my salon and I am amazed and wished I switched sooner! They have been nothing but kind, efficient and informative throughout the sale and made it very painless for me. I will certainly be using them again as I have never used a solicitors that made something so easy for me.
– Kayla Harrison
Insights written by Joel
A Franchisor’s Guide to Setting up a Franchise Network
Business franchising involves an established business allowing a third party to trade as their own businesses under the franchisor’s brand.
What is a franchise Operations Manual?
When taking a franchise, the franchiser will provide the franchisee with two key documents; the Franchise Agreement and the Operations Manual.
Key legal considerations for Franchisees
There are numerous considerations that a franchisee should make when reviewing the Franchise Agreement, which are summarised in this article.
What is a Franchise Agreement?
When taking a franchise, the franchiser will usually provide the franchisee with two key documents; the Franchise Agreement and the Operations Manual.
Introduction to Franchising
The market research carried out by BFA proves that franchising is an effective and profitable method of establishing a business.
Enter your email address for legal updates on Corporate and Commercial law.
Award winning legal advice
Herrington Carmichael offers legal advice to UK and International businesses as well as individuals and families. Rated as a ‘Leading Firm 2023’ by the legal directory Legal 500 and listed in The Times ‘Best Law Firms 2023’. Herrington Carmichael has offices in London, Camberley, Reading, Ascot and Wokingham.
Building 2 Watchmoor Park, Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3YL
+44 (0)1276 686 222
Reading (Appointment only)
The Abbey, Abbey Gardens, Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BA
+44 (0)1276 686 222
Ascot (Appointment only)
102, Berkshire House, 39-51 High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7HY
+44 (0)1344 623388
London (Appointment only)
60 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4JS
+44 (0)203 326 0317
Commercial Property Lawyers
Dispute Resolution Lawyers
Divorce & Family Lawyers
Immigration Law Services
Private Wealth & Inheritance Lawyers
Startups & New Business Lawyers
© 2022 Herrington Carmichael LLP. Registered in England and Wales company number OC322293.
Herrington Carmichael is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with registration number 446245.
Client Feedback | Diversity Data