An alternative is the qualified person or company appointed by a single client (exclusive practitioner or sole director of a business practice) to continue the practice in the event of death or incapacity to work. When considering the need for assistance in times of physical or mental disability, isolated practitioners should try to reach an agreement with another company or individual practitioner to cover short- and long-term problems. The terms of the alternative agreement depend on the exact circumstances. It is possible to appoint a substitute as a proxy (to deal with incapacity to work). It is also possible to designate the assistant as a "special executor" in the will of the individual practitioner, in order to cover the possibility of the practitioner`s death. The ICAEW`s help sheet on alternatives focuses on how to deal with a company`s affairs in the unfortunate event of a practitioner`s death. It is a complex subject in itself. It is wise to review now and have a process that gives rest to surviving parents and contributes to the quick sale of your practice. The partnership model remains popular and may be a next step after your first years of success as an individual practitioner.
But some new headteachers want to start as partnerships (with other practitioners or with their spouses) and some may naturally stand out from existing provincial businesses. The concept of a well-known and proven partnership therefore remains widespread. The Partnership Agreements Help sheet provides practitioners with a simple tool on the content and value of partnership agreements. A help sheet contains instructions for individual principles and their alternates, including checklists and an example agreement. This content is not available for free. To access the "Arrangements of alternates for sole practitioners in the UK" you need to be one of the following: ask listeners to tell you about emergency alternatives - outside of protocol - and they will be happy to share them. "I have to put on my thinking hat and do something about it. My emergency assistant is that he is abandoning his exam registration," says one lone practitioner. Other responses are: "I have an informal joint agreement with another small practice," "I don`t need the three of us are registered" and "I use a four-partner practice as my alternative.