Agreements conflicting with the administration of justice [Category (a) (iii) above], are of particular interest from the point of view of comparative law. In the Sri Lankan context, the following appear to be the principal examples of agreements void under this category:

  • Stifling of criminal prosecutions;
  • Agreements to give or suppress evidence for another person;
  • Agreement to commit a crime;
  • Maintenance and champerty;
  • Intermeddling with suitors;
  • Agreements ousting the jurisdiction of courts;
  • Assignment of rights in a pending action;
  • Abuse of the process of court.