Thomas G. W. Telfer is a Professor of Law at Western University. He joined Western in 2002 from the University of Auckland where he taught for eight years. Professor Telfer has published a number of articles on insolvency law, secured transactions and consumer law. He has a major interest in the intersection of history and bankruptcy law and is the author of Ruin and Redemption: A Struggle for Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867–1919. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Canadian Business Law Journal, and the New Zealand Law Review. In 2013, Professor Telfer was the recipient of the Lloyd Houlden Memorial Research Fellowship.