How is information and evidence submitted to the court scrutinised? For example, is cross-examination available and if so, how frequently is it employed in practice?
Evidence at trial is provided via affidavits of evidence in chief, on which the deponents are cross-examined. Evidence during interlocutory proceedings is tendered by way of affidavit.
Cross-examination is a given at any trial.
For expert witnesses, the court has the discretion to order a hot-tubbing for experts instead of cross-examination.