Chris Parsons is Professor in Insurance at the Sir John Cass Business School, City of London. He began his career with the Guardian Royal Exchange (now AXA) Insurance Group and joined Cass Business School in 1989. He is an Officer, Senior Examiner and textbook author for the UK Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). He is a recipient of the CII Morgan Owen Medal and Prize for the best research paper produced by a member of the CII, which has a world-wide membership of around 93,000 in 150 countries. Chris's main research interests are in the fields of non-life insurance (especially liability insurance), accident compensation and insurance law. He is the author of two books on insurance law, contributes regularly to insurance and legal journals and lectures widely in the UK and overseas on law and insurance topics. In addition to his post at Cass, Chris is Visiting Professor at Warsaw University of Insurance and Banking and the University of Malta. In 2008 he received a Cass Business School prize for excellence in postgraduate teaching.