Definition of legatee in English:
A person who receives a legacy.
- The duty owed by the solicitors to the specific legatees is not a duty to take care to ensure that the specific legatee receives his legacy.
- In these respects the ‘charity’ is assimilated to an ordinary individual legatee.
- Further, there is no reason why a legatee cannot effectively renounce his entitlement to shares without executing a deed.