- victims assume that courts are there to deliver justice; in reality they seem to be a playground where the judge is the umpire to decide who’s the better player
- litigants in person have a hard time finding out what is the right procedure or ‘remedy’ for them
- ‘amateurs’ have a hard time presenting cases in factual ways in the fashion that journalists and lawyers are trained to do.
Victims of child snatching have found that their legal representation worked into the hands of Social Services rather than in the interest of the family and therefore require McKenzie Friends.
Once unjustly imprisoned, victims have an even harder time to get anywhere along a judicial route and McKenzie Friends are even more important in defence of human rights.