Mr. Peter Townsend was called to the bar in 2012 and joined the Firm that year. He practices primarily in the areas of Conveyancing, Estate Planning, and Insurance law with an emphasis on business continuity and succession solutions. He is a Senior Financial Advisor at Sagicor Insurance Brokers; a founding member of the National Democratic Movement in Jamaica; and a graduate of St. Andrew Technical High School.
He holds a Diploma in Building Technology from the College of Arts Science & Technology (University of Technology), a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons.) from the University of London, and the Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. His Insurance career spans 33 years. Mr. Peter Townsend has been designated a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant by the Jamaican Institute of Chartered Life Underwriters and the American College and Canadian Institute of Insurance and Financial Advisors, respectively.
He is a former Unit Manager at Life of Jamaica, Trafalgar Branch and Former Manager, Employee Benefits Portfolio, Sagicor Insurance Brokers. He has qualified for all major local, regional and International life insurance industry awards including Director LOJ Production Club, Century Club, Caribbean Quality Award, Caribbean President’s Circle Award, and the Million Dollar Round Table. He has held various positions within the National Democratic Movement, including Chairman of Membership Committee, Chairman East Rural St. Andrew Constituency, Parliamentary Candidate St. Andrew South Easter, Deputy General Secretary, Spokesman on Labour & Social Security, Deputy Chairman, Chairman and President.
Outside of his professional life, Mr. Peter Townsend serves as a member of the Congregational Board of Saint Andrew’s Scots Kirk United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.