McLean brought a summary judgment application in respect of an adjudicator's decision for £1,333,214.18 plus interest and costs. The decision was on the basis that the non-completion certificates in relation to clause 24.1 of the building contract were invalid. As a result liquidated damages could not be deducted by Albany.

Albany argued that the adjudication proceedings had been brought under a contract that was not the contract between the parties. Further, there had been a previous adjudication which had already decided the issue and that there was a breach of natural justice in that the adjudicator had not properly considered whether the point had already been decided. Finally, that Albany had a set-off or counterclaim for liquidated damages in any event.