For the first 2 years of obtaining your first full licence, a driver is subject to 2 years probation, during which the licence will be revoked if the individual reaches 6 or more penalty points.
Revocation means that the licence is suspended unless and until the individual re–takes and passes both parts of the driving test again. This is automatic if an individual accepts sufficient fixed penalties to reach 6 points. There are, however, ways to prevent revocation via a Court hearing. Whilst it is not possible to present exceptional hardship or other issues as to why revocation should not be imposed, it can be prevented by persuading the Court to impose a punishment that does not include penalty points or reduces the punishment to such that the driver does not reach a total of 6 points.
Motor Lawyers have consistently assisted new drivers in successfully avoiding revocation. Further, the costs of proceeding via this route are often less than the costs that would be incurred by having to re–take the test, and obviously, avoids the inconvenience of awaiting the re–issue of the licence, convenient test dates etc.