Generally I would agree that you will always be on the back foot when submitting backlit photos here. One of the key reasons for this is that, because you will have large areas of your subject 'in shadow' - even if the sun is not shining remember - your editing will require you to enhance the brightness/levels in those areas. Particularly when darker in the the first place, this tends to have the effect of introducing noticeable grain into those areas, which starts to have a negative impact on the overall quality of the image.
But if forced into that situation - as I was in this example below - it becomes increasingly important to get your exposure for the main subject correct at the time you take the photograph. Don't rely on sorting things out after the event with editing.
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Photo © Paul Markman
I think this shot would have been even more difficult had the light been even brighter - another problem of backlighting is excessive contrast. This is an example of a favoured photography spot at Manchester which is ideal for the morning and early afternoon, but becomes increasingly problematic later in the day (as here) because the sun is now not lighting the side of the aircraft I am photographing. To orient you, my camera is pointing roughly north here - so this shot would have probably been a non-starter had I been pointing in a more westerly direction.
All the best.