The Respondent pleaded guilty to committing criminal offences against a fellow pupil at a boarding school when they were both children in the 1970s. The allegations were almost 34 years old and the respondent was of previous good character. The Complainant commenced a civil claim against the respondent for the alleged physical and mental injury he had suffered. We conducted a without prejudice meeting with the claimant’s legal team where negotiations ensued.  The Claimant eventually accepted a nominal out of court settlement following negotiations and it was pointed out that his claim could potentially fail given certain facts of the case. The successful negotiations saved a fully litigated civil claim reaching the court and resulted in our client achieving a very favourable financial settlement. The case was conducted by Frances Murray of Kangs Solicitors.