*R (on the application of Hopkins) v Sodexo/Her Majesty's Prison Bronzefield and another

Prison – Prison conditions. The Administrative Court dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision by a prison to move the claimant's civil partner to a separate cell in circumstances where the claimant was disabled and contended that she had required her partner's assistance. The prison's 'intimate relationship restriction' had not been applied inflexibly and had been required to maintain order and discipline. Her rights under arts 3 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had not been engaged. Further, there had been no breach by the prison of ss 20 and 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

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