Might be worth checking your DataObject code or perhaps providing some more details. ModelAdmin is usually pretty robust so might need more info to help investigate why it is causing issues in your current project :)
Thanks, Camfindlay for your response. Took your advice and I think I've identified the issue. The cause was two fold, not all of my tables had columns with either Title or Name in them. The other factor could have been some of the joins I had put in place - hasMany in particular.
Once I had edited the above it seemed to have resolve its self.