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.


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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 William Ewing ...  Craig Allen 6 episodes, 2017
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


When Josephine Newton's low-flying solicitor's practice is incinerated by a disgruntled client, she is persuaded by her old uni friend and not-so-secret admirer, Lewis Hughes, to trade the benefits of her brilliant mind for a berth in the lofty glamour of Knox Chambers. With her office destroyed, her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm, Josephine decides it's time she took her own aspirations off the back burner and resumed her barrister's robes. If only it were that easy to leave her old life behind.

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Sean Keenan (Johnny Allbright) & Andrew McFarlane (Eric Whitley) also worked together on Glitch (2015) as Charlie Thompson & Vic Eastley respectively. See more »

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Just a bit of harmless fun
3 March 2017 | by rachelynch-56351See all my reviews

This show might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I thoroughly enjoy watching it every week.

Written by the women who did 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries', 'Newton's Law' is a charming, quirky show with plenty of heart. All the characters are well-meaning, the underdogs always win, any mistakes our heroes make are forgiven, and everything wraps up perfectly in the last 15 minutes. Sure, it's not the most realistic (or best written, if I'm honest) show on TV, but it's a whole lot of fun, and refreshingly angst-free. Not to mention, it manages to slip in a surprising number of important messages about gender equality, multiculturalism, and even gender dysphoria.

Like I said, it's not for everyone. But I've got a soft spot for indulgent, fluffy, light entertainment; and 'Newton's Law' hits the spot.

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