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Leading law firm Slater and Gordon is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Melbourne’s 2012 Greek festival Antipodes this weekend, as a major sponsor celebrating the cultural program of art, music, food and entertainment.

Slater and Gordon lawyer, Aggie Douvartzides-Purcell, said that the firm was proud to be a major sponsor of the festival and many staff were looking forward to attending activities and performances.

“We’re extremely proud to support Antipodes, widely considered one of the world’s largest celebrations of Greek culture outside of Greece,” Ms Douvartzides-Purcell said.

“Slater and Gordon has a proud history of helping many people from culturally diverse backgrounds with their legal needs.

“As sponsors of the festival, a team of our Greek lawyers will be there to discuss Slater and Gordon’s legal services including our Multilingual Legal Helpline.

“Our Multilingual Legal Helpline can give families from several different backgrounds access to legal information in many languages.

“The ‘We Speak Your Language’ program launched in 2010 was designed to improve our own cultural awareness and to better serve the needs of people from non-English speaking and culturally diverse backgrounds.

“And with over 33 different languages spoken by Slater and Gordon employees including some who can speak Greek, non-English speaking people should feel comfortable knowing they will be able to speak to someone who understands them.

“This sponsorship represents our ongoing commitment to work with cultural communities and to celebrate their contribution to Australia,” she said.

Ms Douvartzides-Purcell, along with Slater and Gordon marketing and business development manager Kalle Amanatides are the daughters of iconic Greek men Tassos Douvartzides and Kyriakos Amanatides, who often worked together in Melbourne preserving the famous Greek culture for generations to come.

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