Jan Tromp

Jan Tromp

General Achievements

A highly accomplished legal professional skilled at commercial, property and criminal law.  Experienced negotiator adept at leading mediation and litigation procedures to ensure fair outcomes.  Qualified individual guided by ethical practices to represent vulnerable organisations such as NGO’s by implementing rigorous corporate governance procedures and legal enforcement to secure and recover assets. Hands-on experience in driving business growth through development of streamlined processes, technological innovation and mentoring. Having experience in teaching English to both native speakers and as a foreign language, including curriculum development for native speakers.

Areas of Expertise

♦      Commercial Law 

♦      Property Law 

♦      Corporate Governance  

♦      Public Interest Litigation 

♦      Mediation

♦      Trusts

♦      Risk Management

♦      Business Development 

♦      Staff Training & Mentoring 

Professional Experience

Boshoff Inc, Somerset West 
2020 – Present

Attorney, Notary & Conveyancer

Established client base and marketing strategies to drive development of firm. Attend to all new legal matters. Lead consultations with new clients and draft contracts. Initiate property transactions and ensure transactions are well managed. Draw up various legal instruments including all conveyancing and notarial documentation.

  • Identified opportunity to establish brand new legal branch of company and led development of offices, resulting in greater national presence.

Property Assist (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town
2018 – 2020

Legal Advisor

Collaborated with members of various risk committees to evaluate necessary documentation, approve viable financial transactions, and resolve issues related to compliance. Led negotiations and mediation processes in legal matters to avoid litigation. Assigned legal cases to internal attorneys and conveyancers. Drafted various documents including SLA’s, joint venture agreements, and sales agreements to ensure full legal compliance in all transactions.

  • Improved internal advisory services to focus more on risk management, resulting in optimised client service processes.
  • Introduced more efficient digital and manual filing systems to increase productivity and enhance overall operations.
  • Devised and implemented more efficient dispute resolution methods to include mediation clauses in all contracts and aid cost saving initiatives.
  • Amended and standardised contract clauses to allow for introduction of digital contracts and signatures, leading to more efficient documenting processes.
  • Supplied pro bono consultations and representation in legal matters for NGO organisations such as Somerset West Night Shelter and Lourens River Conservation Society facilities.

Jan Tromp & Associates Inc., Limpopo
2000 – 2017


Oversaw legal procedures of commercial and property matters. Supervised drafting of shareholder agreements and conducted litigation to remove incompetent members where necessary. Provided legal and risk management consultations to corporate entities. Guided financial activities such as structuring transactions and registering tax for international property investors to ensure full compliance including keeping company secretarial records up to date. Prepared all documentation pertaining to property acquisitions. Mediated in shareholder and business partner disputes to negotiate resolutions and ensure all parties are equally compensated. Gained court interdicts to prevent unfair labour practices towards employees of NGO’s and charities as well as to stop illegal building activities in Limpopo region.

  • Obtained interdicts at court to prevent rogue trustees from misappropriating millions of Rands from NGO trusts.
  • Successfully mediated various disputes, thereby avoiding legal costs especially for vulnerable institutions and individuals.
  • Developed digital platforms including nationwide internet-based service, Conveyancing South Africa, as well as general legal advice service, legal-advice.co.za.
  • Drafted and registered various child welfare, fair trade, education, property, business, and wildlife conservation trusts including that of Call of Africa Foundation, Little Oaks Children’s Home, and Blue Mountain College; served on Board of Trustees to provide pro bono legal advice and consultations on corporate governance matters.                                                                            
  • Led conveyancing activities for leading financial institution, Nedbank.
  • Created Tax Shop South Africa’s foundational franchise agreements, leading to existing client relations.


Additional Experience

Department of Justice, Cape Town
Family Advocate
Provided legal representation in High Court on behalf of minor children throughout divorce or custody proceedings. Prepared case files and led mediation procedures. Resolved legal matters in complex situations involving best interests of minor children.

Department of Justice, Cape Town
Regional Court Prosecutor
Represented the State in numerous trials and criminal proceedings, developed a specialist bail court at Wynberg Magistrate’s Court, prepared case dockets for trial and attended to all the functions of a state prosecutor up to regional court level.

Newton School of English
Taught English to Chinese speaking students in Hong Kong

Frontisterion Tsobani Antypa
Taught English to Greek speaking students in Giannitsa, Greece

Blue Mountain College, Limpopo South Africa
Arranged courses and taught high school curriculum English to native English speakers

                                                                                                                                            University of Cape Town

Certificate in Constitutional Law
Certificate in Property Development and Investment
Professional Qualifications
Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Admitted as Notary of the High Court of South Africa
Admitted as Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Appointed as Marriage Officer by the Department of Home Affairs
Previously admitted as Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
Certificate to appear in High Court as Attorney