Jocelyn Cockburn, a lawyer representing relatives of soldiers who died in Iraq, has said today's ruling is significant because it establishes that "the Ministry of Defence has a duty of care towards its soldiers ... and that duty of care extends to ... decisions about equipment."
She also told BBC News that some of the relatives plan to appeal the ruling that they may not pursue claims using the European Convention on Human Rights.
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