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Linda Cook

Head of HR

Linda is a key member of the firm’s Operations Team which focuses on all operational matters including HR, Finance, IT, Marketing and Compliance. Linda manages the firm’s HR functions including payroll and also jointly chairs the firm’s Employee Forum.

The Employee Forum organises social events, as well as environmental initiatives such as improving the firm’s recycling and also organises and co-ordinates fundraising events to raise money for the firm’s Charity of the Year.

As part of her role she is involved in providing colleagues with wellbeing and mental health support and was the driving force of the firm signing the Time to Change Pledge in October 2019. Linda is one of the firm’s Wellbeing Companions and provides support, help, guidance, signposting and a listening ear to colleagues if they need to chat.

Linda also manages the onboarding process for new starters, manages the firm’s employee benefits, the annual appraisal process and provides secretarial support to Partners and takes minutes at management meetings. She also co-ordinates the annual Lexcel accreditation process which involves a review of all policies, procedures and manuals as well as scheduling meetings with the assessor.


Linda previously worked as a PA to the Area Manager at HSBC Bank plc in Hull for over 25 years before joining Rollits in January 2005 as Assistant to the Partnership Secretary. In 2008 she relocated to the York office as the Office Manager responsible for the management of an office including staffing, health and safety, human resources (including recruitment) and management of the front of house team in York.

Linda studied and attained CIPD Level 5 through Hull College of Further Education and started in her current role as Head of HR in March 2017. The role entails the management of the human resources area within Rollits which includes payroll, employee benefits, recruitment, on-boarding of new starters, leavers, well-being and employee engagement.


Linda manages the firm’s human resources including payroll, recruitment of support staff, benefits, appraisals, health, wellbeing and the firm’s Human Resources portal. Over the past 2 years, Linda has had particular focus on health and wellbeing, including mental health.

She was the driving force of the firm signing the Time to Change Pledge in October 2019 and continues to strive to ensure that all partners and staff are fully supported with their mental wellbeing. She is one of the firm’s Wellbeing Companions.

Professional memberships & accreditations

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development