Having lagged Dundas in the turnover stakes between 2005-06 and 2008-09, the deals have given McGrigors a boost at a time when merger mania has made rankings almost as important an indicator as profitability.
With the Dundas-Bircham deal, things could actually start to get interesting. Let the battle of the Scottish giants begin.
Next Monday The Lawyer UK200 Annual Report 2011 goes live. For a sneak preview go to www.thelawyer.com this Friday.