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Judgment: The mother applied for permission to relocate the daughter permanently to Kazakhstan, the mother’s home country. The legal test to be applied was the principle of the paramountcy of the child's best interests. Mostyn J's conclusion was that the mother's application was premature, and should not be granted before an internal relocation to London had been tried. He also ordered that the case be transferred back to the Family Court, the circumstances having not justified its transfer to the High Court.

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