Ruperte graduated from the University of Canterbury with an LLB (Hons) in 1982.  She worked in private practice in Christchurch for 10 years, and from 1994 until 2016 worked as a trust manager, legal adviser and in-house legal counsel for a large trustee corporation.  In 2016 she returned to private practice and joined Corcoran French in mid-2017.  

Ruperte works primarily in the areas of trust law, estate administration, wills and powers of attorney.

Ruperte is a mother to two adult children, has two re-homed dogs who require a lot of exercise and enjoys keeping fit, going to the gym and biking.