Angus McLean, the former chairman of Currie & Brown, has withdrawn his claim of unfair dismissal in the run-up to an employment tribunal hearing this week.

McLean, who could not be contacted, joined Currie & Brown in July 2001 and became chairman the following November. He left last May.

Building revealed in September that he had lodged a claim for unfair dismissal. Currie & Brown declined to comment on why the claim had been dropped, or on whether an agreement had been reached out of court.

The firm revealed that it will post its annual results at Companies House at least five months after the 31 January deadline. It has requested an extension so it can report its results for the year ending March 2006 in the summer.

A spokesperson for Companies House said that extensions were rare, and that the company had said the delay was caused by “standard business reasons”.

Currie & Brown has had a turbulent few months, fighting takeover attempts by SKM and McBains Cooper.

Last September Building revealed that, in addition to McLean’s dismissal, three former directors had been sacked for gross misconduct after it emerged that they were moving to consultant SKM.

It is understood that the three own shares in Currie & Brown, although SKM and the men maintain that they were not involved in acquisition bids.