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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 she took her own aspirations off the back burner and resumed her barrister's robes.

Thursday at 8:30 on Acorn TV
1 Season, 8 Episodes
February 9, 2017
Comedy, Drama
7.0/10
Cast: Claudia Karvan, Toby Schmitz, Georgina Naidu, Sean Keenan
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Newton's Law Full Episode Guide

  • The upstairs and downstairs teams join forces in a class action, taking on a pharmaceutical company that tried to cover up the side effects resulting from their drug trials.

  • As Josephine unexpectedly reunites with a former client, Lewis' defence of a privileged thief unearths a troubling link between the boy and her sister, Rose.

  • Josephine's high profile asylum seeker kidnapping case is further complicated when Callum intervenes, landing Josephine's witness, and himself, in hot water.

  • Josephine is surprised that Whitley wants her to represent him in a property dispute, and the downstairs team make their own discoveries in what is ostensibly a simple assault case.

  • Josephine worries she's crossed over to the dark side when representing a furniture conglomerate, but manages to assist the underdog in a downstairs case.

  • Josephine and Lewis inherit a murder trial where all the evidence points to their client being guilty, while Johnny and Skye are reluctantly thrown together to help defend Skye's father from an assault charge involving a decimated rose bush.

  • Josephine is handed the reins in a case petitioning hormone treatment for a transgender child, leaving Callum to look after Lydia. While her father rallies his troops at a bushland protest, Lydia finds herself at the controls of the developer's earthmover and unwittingly becomes a newsworthy eco-warrior with criminal charges to defend. Josephine wrangles Helena into briefing Lewis to defend Lydia.

  • Josephine's husband, Callum, has failed to deliver on his promise to stop disappearing to far-flung corners of the Earth in pursuit of his various causes so she can have her turn at a career, and they're in the throes of separation. Her daughter, Lydia, is fifteen years old and blames her mother for everything. Josephine can't see how her domestic life can get much worse -- so what does she have to lose by going back to the Bar?

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