Another landmark moment was reached on Wednesday as the original inquest verdicts of the Hillsborough disaster were quashed at the High Court.
Following the release of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report in September, Attorney General Dominic Grieve pledged that he would appeal against the 1990 verdicts of accidental death of the 96 supporters who lost their lives in 1989.
Hillsborough campaigners have fought that conclusion for more than two decades since, and secured a breakthrough in their battle with the release of the panel's report.
The investigation of thousands of previously unseen documents revealed serious emergency services and police misconduct and suggested that up to 41 people could have been saved with a sufficient response.
Grieve made good on his promise this morning, when the High Court accepted his application for the initial inquest results to be dismissed - with many family members of the 96 in attendance in London.
New inquests will now be arranged to deliver fresh verdicts on how the 96 died, and are expected to take place in Doncaster.
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, acknowledged a 'profound, almost palpable belief that justice has not been done and that it cannot be done without and until the full truth is revealed'.
He added: "We must record our admiration and respect for their determined search for the truth about the circumstances of the disaster and why and how it had occurred, which - despite disappointments and setbacks - has continued for nearly a quarter of a century.
"Our earnest wish is the new inquest will not be delayed for a moment longer than necessary."
Ian Ayre, Managing Director of Liverpool Football Club, said: "On September 12, the world heard the real truth about what happened at Hillsborough which was a hugely significant and deeply emotional day for everyone.
"Today, the High Court has quashed the original inquest verdicts which is another positive step forward for the families and survivors in their search for justice.
"Everyone at Liverpool Football Club remains committed to supporting the fight for justice and we hope that every person affected by this can take some comfort from today's announcement."
Further good news followed for the families with the Home Secretary's announcement that a new inquiry has been ordered into various bodies who were accountable for the tragedy 23 years ago.
Led by Jon Stoddart, former Durham Chief Constable, the investigation has been launched with a view to 'ensure nobody with responsibility for fan safety at Hillsborough will escape scrutiny'.
Swifter results and sharing of information will also be achieved with the formation of a Liaison Board - which will bring together each of the separate ongoing investigations into Hillsborough.
Theresa May said: "The findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel were truly shocking, but while the families have now been given the truth, they have not yet received justice.
"Jon Stoddart is a skilled and dedicated investigator who will bring a huge amount of policing experience to this demanding job.
"I am giving the IPCC new powers to investigate police misconduct, but this investigation will ensure nobody with responsibility for fan safety at Hillsborough will escape scrutiny.
"I am determined to see a swift and thorough response to the findings of the Hillsborough Panel to deliver justice for the 96 football fans who died and the families who have fought so hard on their behalf."
This week also saw the release of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', the Justice Collective charity single which is attempting to raise money on behalf of the fight for justice.
Physical copies are available at all good music retailers and a digital version can be downloaded via iTunes, HMV, 7 Digital and Amazon.
The single will soon be available to buy from Liverpool FC official club stores. The club is not a chart-registered company and so sales of the song have been prioritised to other outlets for the time being, in order for the single to stand a better chance of reaching number one in the Christmas charts.
You can also purchase the track by texting the word 'Justice' to 80010 from your mobile phone in the UK (£1 + standard network rate). From the Republic of Ireland text 'Justice' to 53600 if you would like to order a copy (€1.50 + standard network rate).
Please note that due to the very high demand, texts to download may suffer a delay of a few hours.