Your question is extremely confusing and I'm not sure I understand everything that's going on.
Are there two lawyers here or just one? If there's just one lawyer, who is the lawyer representing? And if there are two lawyers involved, why aren't the lawyers negotiating to figure this out?
Is your friend trying to get out of a fee agreement with an attorney she hired, or out of a proposed settlement agreement with the other party?
I suggest rethinking your question and then posting it again because it is very difficult to understand as is.
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