In this edition: 

  1. Can a contract bar litigation or arbitration of a dispute until adjudication is over?
  2. How to deal with a liquidated damages clause
  3. Agreement “Subject to contract” – not waiving? Not binding?
  4. Adjudication: “fundamental” lack of jurisdiction cannot be waived
  5. Unsafe cladding – new government funding and developer levy and tax
  6. VAT: HMRC thinks again on early termination fees and compensation payments
  7. 6 April start for postponed IR35 changes
  8. MHLG clarifies nearly zero energy requirements for new buildings