In any dispute there are two ways to approach resolving it: either you sit down with the other party to discuss working things out (mediation); or you choose to be represented by a lawyer. Both approaches can lead to the resolution of a dispute. In order to reach a solution both parties are needed. With a lawyer, who is there solely to safeguard your interests in a case, you can start a legal procedure to resolve the dispute. In mediation the parties come together on the negotiation table under the guidance of an independent mediator, and they work toward finding an amicable resolution of their differences. Mediation is a creative process whereby many possibilities can lead to a solution.