Property - Partition Deed


I have a flat in a building complex with 12 flats. All the other owners signed when I applied for Partition Deed to be registered. When all the others did update the Partition Deed, I was travelling and missed the chance. My lawyer now after 4 years says that court is asking for fine since he filed a Title suit and wasted their time.
My questions are -
(a) What is the difference between Title suit and a Partition Deed and how we wasted courts time ?
(b) How much fine we are talking about
© Who is liable - me or the incompetent lawyer ?