Bell, Multiple claimants v Ministry of Defence (1) and (2): QBD 21 May 2003

The claimants sought damages for psychiatric injury for stress and anxiety in being engaged on the behalf of the respondent in the course of combat.
Held: The defendant had no duty to maintain a safe system of work for military personnel during combat operations. The term ‘combat’ must be given a wide meaning. The immunity was not limited to accasions when an enemy was present, but extended to all activities directed against an enemy where the service personnel were at risk of attack themselves.
Owen J
Times 29-May-2003, [2003] EWHC 1134 (QB)
Bailii, Bailii
Crown Proceedings Act 1947
England and Wales
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CitedBici and Bici v Ministry of Defence QBD 7-Apr-2004
Claimants sought damages for personal injuries incurred when, in Pristina, Kosovo and during a riot, British soldiers on a UN peacekeeping expedition fired on a car.
Held: The incidents occurred in the course of peace-keeping duties. It was . .

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Updated: 03 May 2021; Ref: scu.182727