Judgement reserved on Barclay twins action

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After ten hours of complex legal argument, Guernsey's Bailiff, Sir Graham Dorey, has decided to reserve his judgement on whether or not the Crown can become a defendant in an action brought by the Barclay twins.

The multi-millionaire brothers, who have just moved into a pounds 40m castle on Brecqhou, are seeking to remove their tiny Channel Island from the jurisdiction of neighbouring Sark - and its feudal inheritance laws. Sir Graham's decision is expected later this week. Philip Jeune