Hello has anyone challenged its validity?
Sorry for the delay.
When did you licence expire?
If this is a renewal application rather than a fresh licence application then there is an argument that the licence can be relied upon from the date of application rather than the date of issue.
Normally you wouldn’t be able to put a time upon the application but if you did it online then it should be time stamped.
Obviously you do need to be insured as well though.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Yes, but your licence cannot be operative before you applied for it.
Im not sure I am understanding you correctly? You cannot back date the application.
I'm not sure I can really add to what I've said. There is an argument that it runs from the time that you applied.
It is really simple enough.
If you applied at 6pm then there is an argument that you can drive from that time.