A barrister serving a jail term for blackmailing tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum was brought from prison to the Small Claims Tribunal yesterday over a traffic accident that took place more than two years ago. Thomson Mo Sze-lung, 37, appeared at the hearing flanked by three prison officers. He was being sued for $30,685 damages by Tsing Ma Management Ltd. It was alleged Mo had been driving along Tsing Yi Road West on March 17, 2000, when he hit the guard rails - property of the management copmany. However, after more than an hour of negotiations yesterday, a settlement was reached with the plaintiff, details of which were not disclosed. Mo is serving a three-year jail term, handed down in April last year by District Court judge John Saunders. The barrister was found guilty of blackmailing Chinachem Group's chairwoman Ms Wang. The judge had said Mo and his accomplice, solicitor Ailey Yeung Chin-tat, intended to extort $10 million from Ms Wang by threatening to expose by dishonesty what they believed to be a criminal act on her part. The court heard how the two lawyers had suspected a will propounded by Ms Wang in a probate action over the estate of her late husband, Teddy Wang Teh-huei, was forged. Mo and Yeung, who both denied the charge of blackmail, had told the court the plot was just a 'prank' but the explanation was dismissed by Judge Saunders, who jailed the pair for three years. Ms Wang had presented the will to defend a probate action launched by her father-in-law, Wang Din-shin. Teddy Wang was reported missing after being kidnapped in 1990. Ms Wang maintains her husband is still alive, despite a ruling declaring him legally dead in 1999. She claims her husband give her a will dated March 12, 1990, naming her sole beneficiary. Wang Din-shin, 90, says it is fake and a will dated March 15, 1968, makes him beneficiary. Barristers in the probate tug-of-war are due to present final submissions next month.