The parents of the soldier who was found dead from a single gunshot wound at Deepcut barracks in November 1995 said they were "delighted" to have a fresh inquest into her death.
But Mr and Mrs James said "a meaningful inquiry into Cheryl's death is almost 20 years late."
When young people die in violent circumstances, a rigorous and transparent investigation should be automatic.
Something went dreadfully wrong at Deepcut yet until now no-one has bothered to look at how and why our daughter died.
We can only hope that Cheryl's legacy helps change the current ineffective and discredited military justice system.
The High Court has ordered a fresh inquest into the death of soldier Private Cheryl James who died at Deepcut barracks after a challenge by her family.
Mr Justice Mitting and Judge Peter Thornton QC both agreed that there was "an insufficiency of inquiry" at the 1995 inquest and quashed its open verdict.
Pte James, 18, was found dead from a single gunshot wound in November 1995.
Judge Thornton said "the discovery of new facts or evidence" made "a fresh investigation including a fresh inquest necessary or desirable in the interests of justice".
Pte James was one of four soldiers who died at the Surrey barracks between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse.
Privates Sean Benton, James Collinson and Geoff Gray also died from gunshot wounds.