The Society's Professional Practice and Property Law Committee’s view is that if a solicitor does not feel qualified to comment on environmental matters whether in general and/or in particular in regard to contaminated land matters, then, whatever the nature of the property in the transaction (including both residential and commercial property), that solicitor is entitled to seek to exclude liability for environmental law matters and/or contaminated land matters provided that exclusion of indemnity is made clear in the initial terms of business issued to the client with respect to the transaction in question.