Joel Gocool

Senior Solicitor, Corporate

0118 989 9710

Joel is a Senior Solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial team, specialising 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 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 graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Law and went on to complete his LPC at the University of Law in Guildford.

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.


  • 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.


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