The Supreme court has ruled that families of solders killed in combat can sue the government for compensation. It has overturned an earlier ruling in favour of the MoD who were claiming immunity from human rights legislation.
The families say their men, including Private Phillip Hewett from Staffordshire, were not properly equipped or prepared for the tasks they were set . Political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports.
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.