Dr Derwent Coshott

BA (Dist) (UNSW) JD (Syd) GradDipLegalPrac (ColLaw) LLM PhD (Syd)
Associate Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 8094

Biographical details

Dr Derwent Coshott is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School. His primary field of interest is in the use and development of trust structures throughout the world. His research is particularly focused on how the trust is utilised internationally as a legitimate tool of commerce, and as an illegitimate device in the context of illegal financial conduct.

Dr Coshott currently teaches in the areas of equity, property and contract, and has taught courses in the subjects of conveyancing, civil and criminal procedure, business law and international financial crime.

Research interests

  • Express Trusts
  • Equity

Teaching and supervision

  • Equity
  • Introduction to Property and Commercial Law
  • Contracts

Associations

  • Admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Awards and honours

  • University of Sydney, Business School Dean’s Citation for Teaching 2017
  • University of Sydney, Business School Dean’s Citation for Teaching 2016
  • University of Sydney, Ross Waite Parsons Scholarship 2015
  • University of Sydney, Australian Postgraduate Award
  • University of Sydney, Access Scholarship with Merit
  • University of New South Wales, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s List 2009

Selected publications

  • Sale of Land in NSW: Commentary and Materials

    Sale of Land in NSW: Commentary and Materials (Thomson Reuters, 2018)

  • Digital Disruption: Impact on Business Models, Regulation & Financial Crime

    Digital Disruption: Impact on Business Models, Regulation & Financial Crime (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017)

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Books

  • Lane, P., Chapple, S., Coshott, D. (2018). Sale of Land in NSW: Commentary and Materials. Sydney, NSW: Thomson Reuters. [More Information]

Edited Books

  • Chaikin, D., Coshott, D. (2017). Digital Disruption: Impact on Business Models, Regulation & Financial Crime. Mebourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Coshott, D. (2018). The Tension Between a Concept of the Express Trust in Theory and Modern Commercial Practice. In David Chaikin, Gordon Hook (Eds.), Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions, (pp. 7-13). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Journals

  • Coshott, D. (2018). Commercial Imperatives and Public Benefit: Recognising Commercial Purposes as Charitable Purposes. Australian Business Law Review, 46, 332-344.
  • Coshott, D. (2014). Living in the Past: The Critics of Plain Language. European Journal of Law Reform, 16(3), 541-552.

Conferences

  • Coshott, D. (2017). The Legal and Economic Development of Trust Law: Advancing a Conceptual Model for the Development and Reform of the Express Trust. Legal Research Three Conference, The University of Sydney Law School, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Coshott, D. (2017). The Market for Trusts: An International Overview of Legitimate Users. Markets, Misconduct and the Technological Age, Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney Business School.
  • Coshott, D. (2016). The Concept of a Trust in Theory and Practice. Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions, Business School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Coshott, D. (2014). Soft Skills are Hard Skills: Avoiding Negligence in your Client Communications. College of Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2018

  • Coshott, D. (2018). Commercial Imperatives and Public Benefit: Recognising Commercial Purposes as Charitable Purposes. Australian Business Law Review, 46, 332-344.
  • Lane, P., Chapple, S., Coshott, D. (2018). Sale of Land in NSW: Commentary and Materials. Sydney, NSW: Thomson Reuters. [More Information]
  • Coshott, D. (2018). The Tension Between a Concept of the Express Trust in Theory and Modern Commercial Practice. In David Chaikin, Gordon Hook (Eds.), Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions, (pp. 7-13). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2017

  • Chaikin, D., Coshott, D. (2017). Digital Disruption: Impact on Business Models, Regulation & Financial Crime. Mebourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Coshott, D. (2017). The Legal and Economic Development of Trust Law: Advancing a Conceptual Model for the Development and Reform of the Express Trust. Legal Research Three Conference, The University of Sydney Law School, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Coshott, D. (2017). The Market for Trusts: An International Overview of Legitimate Users. Markets, Misconduct and the Technological Age, Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney Business School.

2016

  • Coshott, D. (2016). The Concept of a Trust in Theory and Practice. Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions, Business School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2014

  • Coshott, D. (2014). Living in the Past: The Critics of Plain Language. European Journal of Law Reform, 16(3), 541-552.
  • Coshott, D. (2014). Soft Skills are Hard Skills: Avoiding Negligence in your Client Communications. College of Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

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