I had a very good friend, We were very close and been great source of support over the years. I was also his accountant for his Ltd company.
The monthly fees were around 50% lower than anyone else I charged - it didn't bother me as he was a mate This friend rarely paid me I didn't mind (as money was tight). Always provided information at the last posssible minute before the accounting and tax deadlines. I didn't mind either.
My father died last week, He called (he didn't know my father had died) I mentioned my fathers death, he sympathised then at the end of the call wanting to know if I can help him file his accounts (already has extended for three months) and self assessment tax return which was due on Sunday 28th Feb. I was stunned and refused. At that moment I had lost a good friend. I was distraught a good friend of mine could be so insensitive at a difficult time
Immediately I disengaged and wrote off the large debt.