Lawyers acting for the family of the Irish-French teenager Nóra Quoirin have filed an application challenging an inquest ruling that she died by misadventure after going missing while on holiday in Malaysia.

The body of the 15-year-old was discovered after a massive hunt through the rainforest following her disappearance from a resort outside Kuala Lumpur in 2019.

Earlier this month, a coroner handed down a ruling of misadventure, indicating her death was accidental rather than a crime, and said no one else was involved.

Her London-based parents Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin, who believe the schoolgirl was abducted, wanted the ruling handed down by the Coroner's Court at Seremban on 4 January this year to be revised in the High Court.

Counsel in charge of the matter, Louise Azmi, says lawyers from the firm acting for the family would issue a further statement when the date of hearing is determined.

The teenager, who had learning difficulties, disappeared a day after her family checked in to the Dusun Resort, triggering a ten-day hunt involving hundreds of rescuers, helicopters and sniffer dogs.

Her body was later found not far from the resort.

Police said there was no sign of foul play, while an autopsy concluded she likely died of starvation and internal bleeding.

The coroner suggested she likely wandered out of the family's holiday chalet in the night of her own accord after a long journey from Britain to Malaysia left her disoriented.

Her parents have dismissed this theory.