Judgment – Default judgment. The phrase 'exceptional circumstances' in the context of r 13.3(2) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules 2000 called for something more than a real prospect of success and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Antigua and Barbuda) had correctly held that the appellant's defence had not constituted exceptional circumstances. The Privy Council further held that the Court of Appeal had not exceeded its jurisdiction or erred in exercising its right to police applications for leave to appeal and to consider whether any proposed appeal raised a genuinely disputable issue.