Relatives of a number of soldiers killed in Iraq, including two from Staffordshire, have won the right to sue the Government for compensation. The Court of Appeal has ruled they can go ahead with legal claims on the grounds of negligence.
The families of Corporal Stephen Allbutt and Private Phillip Hewett are describing today's development as a "landmark" victory. But it could be some time before their cases are resolved in the courts.
Families of soldiers killed in Iraq have been given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to bring compensation claims against the Government.
The family of a Tamworth soldier killed in Iraq will find out on the 19th June if they can sue the government for compensation.
Britain's highest court will debate whether soldiers in battle have the right to life.