A Sark judge has ruled against Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay in a case over charitable donations they made to the tiny Channel island’s community hall.

Lieutenant Seneschal Patrick Talbot QC found that the Barclay brothers had not proved their case for breach of trust and an unlawful use of two separate donations of £100,000.

The case came about after the charity that runs the island hall, built in 2006, decided to open a licensed café and bar there.

The brothers said they had not realised there would be commercial activities or licensed premises in the hall when they made their donations and thought it inappropriate to have alcohol served in a building that was next to the island’s school.

Financial Times