Alas, situation in Russia maybe is even worse in these sad matters.The families of British troops killed in Iraq are being treated with "disregard and contempt" because the Government is failing to provide legal aid for inquests.
Many face crippling legal bills following inquests, despite the Prime Minister's recent pledge to provide them with the necessary legal funding.
Ann Lawrence's 26-year-old son, Lieutenant Marc Lawrence, died in a helicopter crash in March 2003 during the invasion of Iraq.
She was forced to pay several thousand pounds in legal bills following the inquest last month into her son's death.
Last month, it emerged that more than 80 families of British troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are still waiting for inquests eight months after the Government pledged to tackle the backlog.