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Award-winning actress Claudia Karvan (Jack Irish) stars in this charming legal comedy-drama from the producers of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. When her offices are firebombed by an angry client, consulting solicitor Josephine Newton is forced to take a new job as a barrister at Knox, a high-powered legal firm where her old flame Lewis (Toby Schmitz, Black Sails) works. Worried about leaving behind her former clients turned colleagues, Josephine sets up a new legal office in the building’s basement for Johnny (Sean Keenan, Glitch), a reformed car thief, and Helena (Georgina Naidu, SeaChange), a brilliant legal mind with a crippling fear of courtrooms. As Josephine tackles high-profile cases with Lewis upstairs, she secretly consults with Helena and Johnny downstairs. Throw in a teenage daughter and a husband (Brett Tucker, The Americans) who doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of a trial separation, and Josephine’s new life is more hectic than ever. Funny and quirky, Newton’s Law provides “a welcome break from TV’s parade of dysfunctional antiheroes” (The Guardian, UK).

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Award-winning actress Claudia Karvan (Jack Irish) stars in this charming legal comedy-drama from the producers of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. When her offices are firebombed by an angry client, consulting solicitor Josephine Newton is forced to take a new job as a barrister at Knox, a high-powered legal firm where her old flame Lewis (Toby Schmitz, Black Sails) works. Worried about leaving behind her former clients turned colleagues, Josephine sets up a new legal office in the building’s basement for Johnny (Sean Keenan, Glitch), a reformed car thief, and Helena (Georgina Naidu, SeaChange), a brilliant legal mind with a crippling fear of courtrooms. As Josephine tackles high-profile cases with Lewis upstairs, she secretly consults with Helena and Johnny downstairs. Throw in a teenage daughter and a husband (Brett Tucker, The Americans) who doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of a trial separation, and Josephine’s new life is more hectic than ever. Funny and quirky, Newton’s Law provides “a welcome break from TV’s parade of dysfunctional antiheroes” (The Guardian, UK).

    • EPISODE 1

    External Forces

    At a hearing for an alleged pyromaniac, consulting solicitor Josephine Newton runs into her old friend Lewis, who offers her a new job at a high-powered firm. A catastrophic event forces Josephine to consider his offer, but she worries about leaving behind her former clients turned colleagues, Helena and Johnny.

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    • 53 Minutes

    At a hearing for an alleged pyromaniac, consulting solicitor Josephine Newton runs into her old friend Lewis, who offers her a new job at a high-powered firm. A catastrophic event forces Josephine to consider his offer, but she worries about leaving behind her former clients turned colleagues, Helena and Johnny.

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    • 53 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Butterfly Effect

    Josephine is livid when her daughter, Lydia, is arrested for criminal damage at an environmental protest organized by Lydia’s father, Callum. Meanwhile, Josephine represents a transgender teen undergoing hormone treatment against her parents’ wishes.

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    • 52 Minutes

    Josephine is livid when her daughter, Lydia, is arrested for criminal damage at an environmental protest organized by Lydia’s father, Callum. Meanwhile, Josephine represents a transgender teen undergoing hormone treatment against her parents’ wishes.

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    • 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Control Theory

    Josephine and Lewis defend a woman accused of murdering her personal trainer after the fitness studio denied her request to break her contract. Insurance investigator Skye visits Helena’s downstairs office in need of a lawyer for her father, but Helena is afraid to take the case to court.

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    • 53 Minutes

    Josephine and Lewis defend a woman accused of murdering her personal trainer after the fitness studio denied her request to break her contract. Insurance investigator Skye visits Helena’s downstairs office in need of a lawyer for her father, but Helena is afraid to take the case to court.

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    • 53 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Uniform Motion

    When a bomb threat causes a stampede at a furniture store that injures a customer, Josephine and Lewis defend the store’s CEO. Office cleaner Zareb requests Helena’s legal assistance after being charged with resisting arrest, but Helena is distracted by calls from her estranged husband.

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    • 54 Minutes

    When a bomb threat causes a stampede at a furniture store that injures a customer, Josephine and Lewis defend the store’s CEO. Office cleaner Zareb requests Helena’s legal assistance after being charged with resisting arrest, but Helena is distracted by calls from her estranged husband.

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    • 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Newton's Law of Cooling

    Helena recommends a restorative-justice approach to a friend of Johnny’s to mitigate his assault charges. As the firm’s secretary, Jackie, tries to get Josephine in trouble for her involvement with Chatterjee’s downstairs office, Josephine defends her boss, who is embroiled in a custody battle for the family dog.

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    • 54 Minutes

    Helena recommends a restorative-justice approach to a friend of Johnny’s to mitigate his assault charges. As the firm’s secretary, Jackie, tries to get Josephine in trouble for her involvement with Chatterjee’s downstairs office, Josephine defends her boss, who is embroiled in a custody battle for the family dog.

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    • 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    The Uncertainty Principle

    An elderly hospital volunteer accused of kidnapping a Syrian asylum seeker demands Josephine take her high-profile case. Callum comes to Josephine with a co-parenting issue but later needs her and Lewis’s legal help combating an assault charge.

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    • 52 Minutes

    An elderly hospital volunteer accused of kidnapping a Syrian asylum seeker demands Josephine take her high-profile case. Callum comes to Josephine with a co-parenting issue but later needs her and Lewis’s legal help combating an assault charge.

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    • 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Terminal Velocity

    Lewis defends a young man facing a burglary charge for breaking into his friend’s house and stealing his sneakers. Josephine and Helena receive a surprise call from the man they believe burned down their old office.

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    • 52 Minutes

    Lewis defends a young man facing a burglary charge for breaking into his friend’s house and stealing his sneakers. Josephine and Helena receive a surprise call from the man they believe burned down their old office.

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    • 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Equal & Opposite Forces

    Josephine and Lewis organize a class-action lawsuit for the participants of a prescription drug trial who suffered dangerous side effects. But with seven plaintiffs and a complicated case, Josephine needs to enlist both the upstairs and downstairs teams to take on the pharmaceutical company.

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    • 52 Minutes

    Josephine and Lewis organize a class-action lawsuit for the participants of a prescription drug trial who suffered dangerous side effects. But with seven plaintiffs and a complicated case, Josephine needs to enlist both the upstairs and downstairs teams to take on the pharmaceutical company.

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    • 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Behind the Scenes

    Approach the bench with this behind the scenes look at Newton's Law.

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    • 34 Minutes

    Approach the bench with this behind the scenes look at Newton's Law.

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    • 34 Minutes
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