Negligence – Clinical negligence. The Queen's Bench Division found that the claimant's case on clinical negligence had been made out and that notwithstanding the pressures of a busy labour ward, the system of communication and the response to messages sent between the teams had been inadequate and failed to ensure that a reasonable standard of care had been provided to the claimant and his mother in the period before his birth which had resulted in a period of acute hypoxic-ischemic insult at the end of labour which had led to neurological damage.