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Newton's Law 

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The 'Upstairs Downstairs' of legal dramas follows Josephine Newton as she juggles the high-powered barrister's world of Knox Chambers and the haphazard legal tangles of her former solicitor's office.


Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger







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Series cast summary:
Claudia Karvan ...  Josephine Newton 8 episodes, 2017
Toby Schmitz ...  Lewis Hughes 8 episodes, 2017
Georgina Naidu ...  Helena Chatterjee 8 episodes, 2017
Sean Keenan ...  Johnny Allbright 8 episodes, 2017
Andrew McFarlane ...  Eric Whitley 8 episodes, 2017
Jane Hall Jane Hall ...  Jackie Russo 8 episodes, 2017
Miranda Tapsell ...  Skye Stewart 7 episodes, 2017
Ella Newton ...  Lydia Newton-Docker 7 episodes, 2017
Makwaya Masudi ...  Zareb Mulumba 7 episodes, 2017
Brett Tucker ...  Callum Docker 6 episodes, 2017
William Ewing ...  Craig Allen 6 episodes, 2017
Grant Piro Grant Piro ...  Sgt. Robert Malouf 5 episodes, 2017
Ming-Zhu Hii ...  Claire Zhang 5 episodes, 2017
Freya Stafford ...  Rose Newton 3 episodes, 2017
Neil Melville ...  Justice Christopher Elvin 3 episodes, 2017
Maria Theodorakis Maria Theodorakis ...  Magistrate Lee Donaldson 3 episodes, 2017
Christian Byers ...  Harry Sutton 2 episodes, 2017
Jason Agius ...  Nikos Aristides 2 episodes, 2017
Simon Maiden ...  Alan Edgeworth 2 episodes, 2017
Kay Keighery Kay Keighery ...  Patty 2 episodes, 2017
Richard Bligh Richard Bligh ...  Magistrate 'The Lyncher' Gordon 2 episodes, 2017


Developed from an original concept by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, the team behind Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series and The Gods of Wheat Street, Newton's Law centres around Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor with an over-developed sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar.

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Miranda Tapsell (Skye Stewart) & Andrew McFarlane (Eric Whitley) also worked together on three episodes of Love Child (2014) as Martha Tennant & Jim Millar respectively. See more »

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Claudia Karvan effortlessly shoots onto my list of top actresses
30 May 2018 | by orlando-someraSee all my reviews

Something's going on here. First Rake and now Newton's Law. These Aussies have a flair for engaging adult entertainment that I don't see stateside. Rake may be my all time best find, but this new legal comedy, led by one of the most charismatic women I've ever seen, is at least as rewarding.

The comedy revolves around a barrister who has one unpredictable teenage daughter, who is separated from her environmentalist husband and just getting back to working in a law office again. Thing is she's so winningly wise she manages to triumph when you would expect anyone to fail. After the first few episodes I was wondering why we can't produce women like this.

If there's anything negative to say about the series it's that the cast have a strange sense of timing that's hard to describe but that's easy to become accustomed to. Our legal series seem a bit neurotic compared to this Aussie offering. I can't wait for the next season and I'm looking to find more of Karvan's work.

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