MoD paid £750,000 on legal fees denying responsibility for soldier deaths

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Freedom of information request reveals cost incurred contesting bereaved families’ claims MoD had a duty of care to those killed in Snatch Land Rovers

The UK government spent more than £750,000 on lawyers’ fees trying to deny responsibility for the deaths of soldiers killed in lightly armoured Snatch Land Rovers, a freedom of information request has revealed.

The massive bill was run up on behalf of the Ministry of Defence at a time when legal aid to claimants has suffered deep cuts. The department was ultimately unsuccessful in supporting it did not have a duty of care to those killed using the vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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