Meet Our Team

SFR Legal has been created by combining the expertise of a team of highly skilled and experienced individuals with a focus on helping people by offering a high level of service with affordable fees.

Vinh Nguyen

Partner / Practice Director

Vinh is a trusted legal advisor at SFR Legal with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. He is also a registered migration agent (MARA 1383933). He has extensive experience in the areas of commerce, property, banking and finance, employment, corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency and administrative law.

He has a double degree in Laws and Commerce (majoring in finance, money and banking) from University of Western Australia (UWA).  Vinh is passionate about helping people and proudly sits on the Council of Wanneroo where he is strong advocate for his community. Vinh started his career as a Judge’s Associate in the Federal Court of Australia where he has gained valuable court experience which has proven to be an advantage for SFR Legal clients.

Garth Lovelace

Partner / Director

Garth is the Managing Director of SFR Group of companies and has over 30 years of financial services experience. He is disciplined in all facets of financial services including, Taxation, Real Estate, Financial Planning and SMSF’s. His expertise in Estate planning and as the Managing Director of SFR Legal further demonstrates his holistic financial knowledge. Garth is passionate about bringing better advice that is more affordable to most people and believes SFR Legal in combination with the SFR Group will be well placed to help where only the rich and privileged were once catered for.


Dean Sampson CFP

Financial and Investment Advisor

Dean is an investment officer of SFR Capital and a responsible officer (compliance)  for SFR Advisory that manages over $300 Million of mainly direct investments such as equities and property. In addition, as a CFP with over 17 years financial services experience and a property Investor himself, he is well equipped in providing guidance as an Investment Officer to SFR Capital.

Dean works to ensure compliance and deliver better investment outcomes within acceptable risk parameters for SFR Group’s clients where appropriate.

Lauren Lovelace

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Lauren is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for the SFR Group of companies and has over 10 years’ experience of strategic and operational leadership in property, including sales and marketing. Within the property industry Lauren has significant experience (holds a triennial certificate and has transacted over $88 million of sales) in the development of residential, commercial and mixed-use properties across Australia and Singapore. As such, she has extensive experience in representing landlords in the Magistrate Court, preparing contracts for properties and reviewing large off-the plan contracts for developers.

Lauren leads the internal business operations of the SFR Group and is responsible for customer relations, technology, compliance and marketing. Lauren has been instrumental in incorporating the very latest global client relationship management and marketing technology available.