Newton's Law


Newton’s Law is an eight-part drama series that centers 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. 

When Josephine’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 to take her own aspirations off the back burner and resume her barrister’s robes.

If only it were that easy to leave her old life behind!

Newton’s Law promises to be the Upstairs, Downstairs of legal dramas. The series starts on ABC TV on Thursday 9th February. 

Format: TV Series
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Length: 8 x 1hr
Year: 2016
Story Producer: Deb Cox   Producer: Fiona Eagger
Co-Producer: Anna Molyneaux
Executive Producers: Fiona Eagger & Deb Cox
Executive Producers for the ABC: Brett Sleigh & Alastair McKinnon
Investors: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia and Film Victoria
Broadcast & Distribution: To be broadcast on ABC TV, and distributed by ABC Commercial
Cast: Claudia Karvan, Toby Schmitz, Georgina Naidu, Sean Keenan, Brett Tucker, Miranda Tapsell, Jane Hall, Freya Stafford, Andrew McFarlane, Ming-Zhu Huii, Will Ewing, Grant Piro, Ella Newton and Makwaya Musudi

Key Cast & Crew

  • Claudia Karvan
    Claudia Karvan
  • Toby Schmitz
    Toby Schmitz
  • Brett Tucker
    Brett Tucker
  • Georgina Naidu
    Georgina Naidu
  • Sean Keenan
    Sean Keenan
  • Miranda Tapsell
    Miranda Tapsell
  • Fiona Eagger
    Fiona Eagger
  • Deb Cox
    Deb Cox


  • Newton's Law Premieres Feb 9th on ABC
    Jan 2017

    Newton's Law Premieres Feb 9th on ABC

    Starring an outstanding lineup of Australian talent, the eagerly view full post

  • Newton's Law starts filming in Melbourne
    Aug 2016

    Newton's Law starts filming in Melbourne

    Every Cloud Productions and ABC TV are thrilled to announce that view full post

  • Director's Attachment opportunity on new series Newton's Law
    Jun 2016

    Director's Attachment opportunity on new series Newton's Law

    Every Cloud Productions and Film Victoria are offering a Director's view full post


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