Vera IJzerman


Vera IJzerman


Vera IJzerman has worked at Van Till advocaten since 2017.  Vera is an attorney-at-law in the real estate department since 2018.

“I come from a family of lawyers. I know the legal profession via my father, and my brother works as a tax consultant. I learned about the profession from a young age. Even as a child, I could see that there was a considerable workload, but also that the work is very varied and that lawyers are generally passionate about their jobs. They are real specialists.”

Law firm

“As such, I made a conscious choice to work at a law firm, and not a municipality or the Openbaar Ministerie (OM, Public Prosecutions Department), for example. People only come to the OM when things are going really badly. This means the objective is to make sure things don’t get any worse. In the legal profession, it is more normal to prevent disputes, for example by drawing up a good contract. That approach suits me better.”

Legal aid centre

“Another reason to choose the legal profession is that you can really help people. During my studies, I worked at the Rechtswinkel (Legal Aid Centre). It was very rewarding work. Dealing with people, their problems and all the emotions involved: it’s still part of my work today. The legal aspects are of course very important, but pragmatism and a service-orientated attitude are just as crucial.”

Real estate

“After studying law at the University of Leiden, I applied to join the real estate department at Van Till. It was a conscious choice. Real estate connected well with my studies, and it’s a multi-faceted field that often involves litigation. In addition, it’s fascinating to be involved from the very start of construction projects; for example: from the plans, the first pile driven, to the final result.”

Atmosphere at Van Till

“The atmosphere at Van Till is really good. I’m involved in many different things. From my first day, I was trusted to deal with certain elements of cases on my own. At Van Till, the motto is that the door is always open. And if it’s closed, I can still walk in. ‘You can see for yourself if I’m on the phone or talking to someone’, they say in this case.”


  • University of Leiden
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg